Monday, July 30, 2007

Cape Wind for dummies: Part 1

Just the facts as stated by Cape Wind Associates:

Location of Project: Horseshoe Shoal, Nantucket Sound in Federal Waters

Number of Turbines: 130

Height of Turbines: 440 feet

Diameter of Turbine Pile: 18 feet

Size of Project: 25 square miles

Miles of inner-array cable in project footprint: 66.7 miles

Trench Cross-Section – 3.0 meters squared, or 32 square feet

Acreage of benthic habitat disrupted by cable installation in Federal waters: 773 acres

Percentage of jet-blasted benthos suspended in water column: 30%

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