Monday, August 23, 2010

VA Company Looking to Build Wind Farm Off NC Coast

Updated: 7:50 PM Aug 20, 2010
Posted: 6:00 PM Aug 21, 2010

A Virginia energy company has asked the federal government to lease 213 square miles of ocean off the North Carolina coast so it can build a massive wind farm.

"The StarNews of Wilmington" reported Friday that Apex Wind Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia wants to lease the area more than 20 miles off the coast because of its sustained winds. The site also is close to Wilmington and Morehead City, where the electricity generated from the farm could be brought ashore

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