35 miles east of Long Island, the U.S. has its first large offshore wind farm

America's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, South Fork Wind, is officially open 35 miles off the coast of Montauk Point, New York. It can generate 132 megawatts of offshore wind energy to power more than 70,000 homes. Offshore wind remains a key strategy in transitioning to a carbon-free energy system with the Biden administration looking to use offshore wind energy to power 10 million homes by 2030. While this long-awaited project is an example of success, wind farm developers still face many obstacles. Read more in this article: https://www.npr.org/2024/03/14/1238593852/first-large-offshore-wind-farm-opens-long-island-south-fork from the Associated Press, published by NPR.