Google investing in wind

This is pretty interesting — a backbone transmission system for connecting a string of wind farms along the mid-Atlantic coast. With the Cape Wind project moving forward — and projects like this being funded, it would appear this country is making some serious steps forward on infrastructure and non-fossil fuel energy.

“When built out, the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) backbone will stretch 350 miles off the coast from New Jersey to Virginia and will be able to connect 6,000MW of offshore wind turbines. That’s equivalent to 60% of the wind energy that was installed in the entire country last year and enough to serve approximately 1.9 million households.”

via Official Google Blog: The wind cries transmission.

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