Offshore Wind Farm to Surface off Long Island

offshorewind.jpgOne way to avoid complaints about “ugly” wind farms and capture the best wind at the same time is to put the wind farm out to sea. Long Island Power is planning a 40 Turbine facility about ten miles off the south coast of Long Island, NY. It’s expected to generate 140MWs of electricy and power close to 45,000 homes – that’s pretty significant, even in an area as developed as the New York Metro Region.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.