Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Pierson, Stephen W.


The Ocean Ranch project is an offshore wind farm proposed for two sites in Nantucket Sound, south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This document identifies and investigates all the important factors determining whether these sites are suitable, and recommends further studies for the development of this wind farm. Thirteen total factors have been identified, the most prominent of which are water depths, avian issues, and the visual impact. Based on these factors, we conclude that the proposed sites are promising along with other nearby locations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department