Block Island


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Block Island

An island off southern Rhode Island at the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound. Visited by Dutch explorers in 1614, it was settled in 1661.

Block′ Is′land


n.
an island off the coast of and a part of Rhode Island, at the E entrance to Long Island Sound.
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Wind turbines off the coast of Block Island are now spinning and have replaced old, inefficient diesel generators from the 1920s as a primary source of power.
First, in early May, Block Island Power turned off its dirty diesel generators and began powering the island's homes and businesses with electricity generated by the five-turbine wind farm that began turning off its shores last fall.
The Block Island wind farm is small - capable of powering around 17,000 homes - but has opened up the way for further developments along the coast.
Block Island, is well known for being the smallest town in the smallest state in the country as well as for its attraction for tourists and picturesque landscape.
Wind(IVID) 500 85-125 Cape Wind (MA) 468 130 NRG BlueWater's Mid-Atlantic 450 150 Park (DE) OffshoreMW(MA) 400 N/A Block Island (Rl) 30 5 Principal Power-Windfloat 25 6-8 Pacific (OR) Fishermen's Energy: Phase 1 (NJ) 24 24 Lake Eire LEEDCo Icebreaker (OH) 18 6 University of Maine (ME) 12 2 Virginia Offshore Wind 12 2 Technology Advancement Source: Environmental & Energy Study Institute
Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in waterfront and luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island, including Block Island, as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts.
Gustave White Sothebys International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in waterfront and luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island, including Block Island, as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts.
GE unit, GE Energy Financial Services, and Citi have closed a tax equity financing on Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States.
In other local interest, the last German U-boat sinking (U-8S3) was off Jamestown near Block Island, in Rhode Island waters, just after the end of the war.
The company has received the honour for Offshore Innovation for its role in the Block Island Wind Farm.
8 km) off the coast of the bucolic summer tourist destination of Block Island, will take more than a year to build and is scheduled to produce electricity for the tiny island community and the mainland by the end of next year.
And construction has only just begun for another, much smaller, offshore wind farm near Block Island.