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Researchers at Virginia universities have created a group with considerable knowledge of offshore renewable energy.

During 2007 one 2MW turbine in an offshore wind farm, at 35% capacity factor would generate more than 10 GWh in the year. That energy can provide electricity for 800 homes representing 0.025% of the Virginia consumption.

 

(Values at 50 m height for different locations offshore of Chesapeake Bay)

 

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