Cape Wind will be located on Horseshoe Shoal off the coast of Cape Cod. Hyannis will be over five miles away—and most of the Cape beaches will be further away. The wind turbines will be visible one half-inch above the horizon on clear days.
Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound is an ideal site for a wind park. The Shoal has strong, consistent winds; is located in protected shallow water; has close proximity to landfall and electrical interconnections; and is out of way of shipping lanes and commercial boating traffic.
Unlike previous generations of wind turbines, Cape Wind’s turbines are fairly quiet close up; from the land they will not be audible at all.
The photos below show views from various points on Cape Cod and the Islands. Click on the photos for a higher resolution image.