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  •  hey lp. great graphic with cool factoid... (2+ / 0-)
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    An offshore wind facility of this size has distinct advantages over inland options. In contrast to land-based wind facilities in remote regions of the state, ocean-based wind power is stronger, more consistently available, and can be situated closer to Long Island and New York City. Also, land-based wind power availability tends to diminish during the hottest part of a summer day, which is precisely the time that Long Island, New York City and Westchester customers use the most electricity. The higher transmission cost adds to the expense of remote land-based wind power.
    thanks!

    Macca's Meatless Monday

    by VL Baker on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:36:38 AM PST

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