Interested in seeing what the wind park will look like? Cape Wind has produced computer simulations to show you just how the park will appear from a number of Cape and Islands locations and under different weather conditions. Environmental Design & Research, an environmental consulting firm, took photographs from several points on the Cape and Islands and accurately superimposed the entire wind turbine array to illustrate how the park will appear. To learn more about the process used to develop these simulations click here.
On an historical note, in 1995 one of the first offshore wind parks was built in Tunoe Knob off the coast of Denmark. Prior to construction, there were considerable concerns from the local residents. The citizens were fearful that that the turbines would disturb the coastline, and tax revenue would be lost as the value of beachfront property declined. Today, the chairman of the opposition committee says “I don't know anyone who is bothered by the wind turbines. As a matter of fact nobody ever seems to talk about the wind turbines anymore.” The prices of beachfront property haven't been affected by the wind park. A local real estate agent explains, “Today, we never hear anything about the wind turbines.” During planning, a local nature conservancy organization protested the project, but a spokesman admits that “we have no knowledge of negative impacts.” Click here to learn more about how well this wind park fits in with the community.
The photos below show views from various points on Cape Cod and the Islands. These are large files and may take some time to download.
View from Cotuit - 5.6 Miles
View from Craigville - 6.5 Miles
View from Edgartown - 9.0 Miles
View from Nantucket - 13.8 miles
Project Overview :: View from Cape and Islands