New California gold rush beckons wind developers off coast

PEOPLE LOOK out at a Deepwater Wind LLC offshore wind farm under construction off the coast of Block Island in July 2015. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE/SHIHO FUKADA
PEOPLE LOOK out at a Deepwater Wind LLC offshore wind farm under construction off the coast of Block Island in July 2015. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE/SHIHO FUKADA
When turbines start spinning at the first U.S. offshore wind farm near Rhode Island later this year, some energy developers will already be eyeing a bigger prize. There’s a steadier, harder wind blowing off the California coast. Those reliable Pacific gusts could yield nearly a terawatt of electricity, 13 times the capacity of all the…
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