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Published on August 2nd, 2012 | by Adam Johnston

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Australia Buys 270-MW Wind Order from Siemens

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August 2nd, 2012 by
 
 

Siemens has received a wind order for 270 megawatts (MW) in Australia for the Snowtown II wind farm from energy retailer TrustPower.

The order will include 90 turbines, while Siemens will also provide maintenance as part of the agreement.

Installing the wind turbines will commence in 2013, with the wind power plant coming online by 2014.
 

 
“With the SWT-3.0 direct drive wind turbine, our customers like TrustPower get a high-quality product from a partner whom they can trust. The innovative direct-drive wind technology is a reliable investment in the future of renewable power generation in Australia,” said CEO, of Siemens Wind Power Unit APAC Kay Weber.

The latest wind order will add towards the already 2,000 MW of wind energy now in the country. It’s estimated, by 2016, Australia could have as much as 6,000 MW of wind power.

Located approximately 140 kilometres north of Adelaide, the Snowtown II wind farm will be one of the largest wind farms in the country. The project is also expected to give clean power to the equivalent of 180,000 homes in the region.

Through Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio during the fiscal year 2011, 320 million tons of carbon dioxide have been reduced from the atmosphere.

Source : Siemens
Image Credit: Australia wind turbine Via Shutterstock

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is a University of Winnipeg graduate who received a three-year B.A. with a combined major in Economics and Rhetoric, Writing & Communications. Adam is currently attempting to become a freelance social media coordinator. His eventual goal is to be a cleantech policy analyst, and is currently sharpening his skills as a renewable energy writer. Adam is also working on a book on cleantech and how to relate it to a broader audience. You can follow him on Twitter @adamjohnstonwpg or at www.adammjohnston.wordpress.com.



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