Quixote will need a longer joust…

…when Massachusetts receives its $25 million stimulus package for a wind-turbine testing center on Boston Harbor. The center will be the sole facility in the United States capable of testing 90-meter-long wind turbine blades. The largest blades currently in use in the world are 60 meters long, while the largest in domestic use are a paltry 50 meters long – though 75-meter blades are currently in the testing phase. The nation’s first wind farm is slated to be positioned off Cape Cod, an idea first proposed in 2007. Read more…

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