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The Windy City?
Date Posted: 2011-10-20

            It is pretty obvious that the beach is often windier than the in-land. Well some researchers for energy companies started thinking about using these winds to their advantage. Recent studies have shown that the winds off the Myrtle Beach coast could create enough power to support thousands of homes. To be exact, Renewable Energy Laboratory, a program of the Department of Energy, estimates that S.C. has nearly 130,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy potential which would be enough to provide over 260 percent of the state's current electricity demand. These talks and studies are hopefully expected to go into action late 2012. So maybe someday when you hit the sandy beaches of Myrtle and the wind is whipping around, you won’t be angry because you know that wind is powering your home. 

 

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