Monday, October 2, 2023

Elsevier Study

By Brendan Kelly, Sea Isle City

To the Editor:

Recently, the Herald published a letter quoting a study by Elsevier, claiming that offshore wind turbines will not negatively impact tourism.

The Elsevier study is flawed. The visual simulations used in the study do not match the wind turbines being built.

The Elsevier study states, “The hypothetical project depicted in all photomontages included 100 turbines: each turbine was 6 MW and was 175 meters high (blade at apex) with a rotor diameter of 150 meters.”

One-hundred-seventy-five meters is 574 feet. Ocean Wind I turbines will be 906 feet tall.

It is inappropriate to show somebody a picture of a 574-foot turbine and then assume they will feel the same way about a 906-foot turbine.


Sea Isle City

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