SAN FRANCISCO--A Stanford research team has concluded that the ocean not far off the Northern California coastline is the most promising spot for an offshore wind farm to generate power.
Specifically, the researchers concluded that the sea off Cape Mendocino, roughly 150 miles northwest of San Francisco, was their top pick. Wind turbines there could supply 5 percent of California's electrical power needs, they projected.
The researchers plan to present their findings Thursday at the American Geophysical Union conference here Thursday.
There are a number of offshore wind farms--one to the west of Denmark springs to mind--but most of … Read more