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This map is a perfect example of why offshore wind is such a good fit for the North and Baltic Seas.  The largest pool table in the world.

While the US has three very long coasts, much of it is similar to this section of France, and is the reason why current offshore wind may be limited there.  The difference is the US has a Saudi Arabia worth of undeveloped onshore, even if that entails significant transmission cabling and costs.

Another possibility looms in the near future.  Floating designs are already being tested, and more are on the drawing boards.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Jan 18th, 2010 at 02:17:53 PM EST
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