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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:10 PM

6. US Atlantic coastline is 2,069 miles long...

from Maine to tip of Florida.

144,000 turbines over 2,069 miles is 70 turbines per mile.

Blades are generally ~ 50 feet long, call it 120ft diameter, with that much spacing again between turbines ~ 250 ft.

Basically, you'll end up with turbines every 250 feet, 3 layers deep, down the entire Eastern coastline of the US.

That's a lot of turbines, really close together.

Edit: That would be a pretty effective picket fence to block off all shipping from the east coast too.

Sid

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