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Title: America’s First Offshore Wind Farm


This video display’s America’s first offshore wind farm. It’s the Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island. Its 5 turbines will produce 30MW of clean energy.

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abstractNote = {This video display’s America’s first offshore wind farm. It’s the Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island. Its 5 turbines will produce 30MW of clean energy.},
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year = {Fri Sep 09 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
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