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Response to SidDithers (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:38 PM

15. The spacing would be more like 2500 feet (5 to 8 rotor diameters)

So a single rank of turbines would contain 4,000 units. That means about 40 ranks of turbines, with the ranks also separated by 2500 feet. That results in an offshore "wind farm" 2000 miles long by at least 20 miles deep, with the blade tips reaching over 500 feet in the air.

Even if there is that much suitable offshore shelf, I'm quite sure the USAF and NORAD would have something to say about this because of radar interference.

It ain't happening.

Large Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States - an Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers (PDF)

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