Arklow, Ireland - Joe Dunnes's hillside home is a Cape Codder's dream. From his front door, an emerald lawn tumbles down to the Arklow Golf Club and the steel-gray Irish Sea. But what most interests Dunne these days is the construction project in his "front yard."
About eight miles away, the first seven towers of the 200-turbine Arklow Bank Offshore Wind Park are now in place. Dunne watched recently as, during a brief test, one turbine's blades spun and sent electricity into the national grid.