Offshore wind farms?
Cape Wind Project will be putting up several hundred windmills in Nantucket Sound. I'm concerned admittedly in a NIMBY way, and that's not all the windmills and locations proposed. (I'm posting here because it is the landscaping issue that I need help with: how to mask the view of windmills and yet allow intermittent glimpses of ocean, from our ocean-view cottage and garden.)
Nantucket Sound which are Federal waters, may have 200 very tall windmills going in. But the state of Mass. is proposing another farm, about 166 windmills off the southwest coast of Cuttyhunk Island, which is south of Westport MA and east of Rhode Island's east bay area, about 12 miles from the coast.
Visual presence: the posts will be 258 ft. high, the blades will reach up to 440 ft. above the sea, and there will be aircraft lights (some red, some white, some blinking) on the tops and lights on the bases at night. The simulations shown on the Cape Wind project site do not deal with what all those blinking lights will look like at night nor show a video of what the motion does to our tranquil views. It will look industrial.
I acknowledge the need for more electricity and for getting us off fossil fuels. I wish these towering windmills could be put up out of my sight. But their construction is inevitable, I fear.
So I'm posting here (and another shorter post, on northeast coastal) to ask not for fellow deplorers, but for fellow landscapers and gardeners. How can I "soften" the view of 166 lighted windmills 440 ft. high?