Cape Wind is a private developer seeking to build an industrial scale offshore wind power plant on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound.
Covering 25 square miles, an area the size of Manhattan, the plant would consist of 130 wind turbines, each standing 440' tall - significantly larger than the Statue of Liberty (305') and the Cape Cod Canal bridges (275').
The plant would also include a 10-story electrical service platform, holding 40,000 gallons of transformer oil and 1000 gallons of diesel fuel, with a helicopter pad on top.
Nantucket Sound is a national treasure known worldwide for its natural beauty. Local opposition to siting this project in Nantucket Sound is widespread.