First there was Cape Wind Farm off Cape Cod in MA.
Now wind farm on Lake Erie. Whoo hoot!
According to Earth and Industry, a non-profit Lake Erie Energy Corporation has ordered five wind turbines from GE to build the first fresh water wind farm, 3-5 miles offshore from Ohio in Lake Erie. This is $3-5 billion dollar business for GE and this order is start of many more to come.
I hope the oil spill in the Gulf has put some renewed life into the alternative energy industry to speed up its progress in developing sustainable and competitive energy resources quickly.