Myth: Cape Wind would be virtually invisible on the horizon.
Fact: Less than five miles offshore at its closest point to land, the 25 square mile Cape Wind project would be highly visible both day and night from Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard.
The Cape Wind plant would dramatically alter the natural landscape and negatively impact numerous historic landmarks. In fact, from Hyannis, over 40% of the natural horizon would be marred by the presence of turbines.
The project would consist of 130 turbines, each 440’ high with an above-water profile taller than the Statue of Liberty (305’) and the Cape Cod Canal bridges (275’). Each massive turbine blade will be 182 feet long with a total diameter of 364’ (rotating football field). The turbines would be connected to an electrical service platform by more than 66 miles of cable. The electrical service platform, equipped with a helicopter landing pad, would hold 40,000 gallons of transformer oil and 1000 gallons of diesel fuel.
The complex, complete with flashing red and amber lights, would be equipped with foghorns.