Cleveland offshore wind farm project awarded $40 million DOE grant
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Could the Rust Belt turn into the Wind Belt? The Great Lakes represent 20 percent of the United States' total offshore wind energy capacity and yet not a single wind turbine is to be seen. That could start to change soon thanks to a $40 million grant from the Department of Energy for North America's first offshore freshwater wind farm, located on Lake Erie about eight to 10 miles northwest of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The funding was awarded to Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) for...