In The Beginning...
Project Mustard Seed was born out of a desire to harness the tremendous benefits of offshore
wind power. Successful implementation of a wind power system would offer the added benefit
of economically boosting regions around the Great Lakes like Cleveland, OH.
To kick start this project we began a feasibility study to determine if a freshwater wind
farm system could be successfully implemented on a budget of as little as $14,000.
In addition to the expected technical challenges, the study uncovered serious legal
and regulatory hurdles to be addressed prior to construction.
Project Mustard Seed has three main objectives:
- Develop the essential knowledge and expertise necessary to implement an integrated renewable energy system on relentless waters the likes of Lake Erie
- Be the first in the world to implement a freshwater wind farm, and the first U.S. offshore wind farm
- Collect data from and actively monitor rig, to validate predictions of performance