Blowing Out to Sea: Offshore wind farms may finally reach the U.S.

With little alteration to the national power grid, the U.S. could quickly get at least 12 percent of its electricity from wind. Yet currently, wind generators supply only about 0.5 percent, in part because people don't want to live underneath the tall turbines. In Europe one solution to the people problem is to place the wind machines out at sea, where the winds are stronger anyway. Read the full story in Scientific American