European energy giant E.ON “turned on” what is reported to be the largest wind farm in the world this week, in Texas.
The wind turbines were built by Mitsubishi, General Electric and Siemens. In total, they could power more than 230,000 homes.
The project was a huge investment and a complicated task. Steve Trenholm, North American chief executive of E.ON’s Climate and Renewables sector, said: “Completing the world’s biggest wind farm took more than a billion-dollar investment, co-ordination with more than 300 landowners and management of more than 500 workers.”
Texas governor Rick Perry took this opportunity to highlight Texas’ commitment to renewable energy. He said: “Texas continues to lead the nation in the development of renewable energy and has more wind-generation capacity than any other state and all but four countries.”
Additionally, Texas gets to claim that it has the biggest of something again.
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