Cape Wind is nearing construction to become America’s first offshore wind farm. Cape Wind will consist of 130 Siemens 3.6-megawatt offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 468 megawatts. The project will be located in Federal waters off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound, the most technically optimal offshore wind power site in the United States.
Cape Wind will cleanly produce 75% of the electricity used on Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket with zero pollution emissions. This new clean energy supply will result in reduced operations, fuel consumption, and pollution emissions from fossil fuel power plants in the region.