Gallery: Atlantic City’s Offshore Wind Farm Might be First in the US to...

 

Fisherman’s Energy of New Jersey became the first offshore wind farm in New Jersey to apply for the state’s new renewable energy credit program, making it likely that it will be the first offshore wind farm in the state (and the country) to get on the grid. New Jersey passed a law just last week requiring utility companies to buy credits from offshore wind farms — they already have a similar solar program in place — which will give wind developers the financial means to build their turbines. The program should help to jump start the offshore wind market in New Jersey and send clean energy soaring through the Garden State’s grid.

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  1. lazyreader February 18, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Just be weary of the red tape brigade. It may be years before the project is completed. If private companies owned the offshore rights they would have finished it faster.

  2. Poweringanation February 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Congrats to New Jersey for leading the way in this specific subsector of renewable energy development. If you’re interested in finding out how wind turbines work, take a look at this interactive: http://bit.ly/h4FIo9

    Luca Semprini
    http://www.poweringanation.org

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