The Block Island wind project in Rhode Island is small by offshore wind standards – 30 megawatts, or about twice the peak output of the Amoskeag hydropower dam in Manchester but only about 3 percent of the peak output of Seabrook Station – but it will be the first in the U.S. connected to the grid, later this year.

Business Insider has some nice big pictures of the construction. Even if you don’t want to see turbines built on a ridgeline near you, they’re still impressive machines worth admiring, so go here and admire away.


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