Wind in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts coastline is rated "outstanding" as a potential site of wind energy farms. Because strong winds are required to generate wind power, the best locations for turbines are in the central and western parts of the state on exposed mountain ridges and hilltops, as well as on the coastline.

Princeton hosts the oldest plant in MA - installed in 1984 - where a 320 kW facility churns out 250,000 kWh per year. That's enough to power 40 households. (Source: US DOE, Wind Powering America). Princeton is now in the process of installing modern turnbines

Hull installed a 750-kW turbine in 2001 and is proposing to add another turbine

Hancock proposed 7.5 MW capacity

Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound - a 420 MW project has been proposed, which could save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 20 years, help reduce dependency on foreign resources, and provide a hedge against volatile fuel prices. Visit

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