“Offshore wind farms have a big advantage over land-based installations. The wind out over the ocean tends to be stronger and more consistent than over land. It also tends to pick up near the end of the day just when electricity from solar farms is beginning to decrease. Last Friday, the Interior Department took the first steps toward leasing areas off the coast of California for deep water wind development. It will take a while for the process to be completed. The first wind turbines probably won’t begin producing electricity until 2024.”
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