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Published on October 3rd, 2009 | by Zachary Shahan

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Biggest Wind Farm in World — in Texas

October 3rd, 2009 by  


 

European energy giant E.ON “turned on” what is reported to be the largest wind farm in the world this week, in Texas.

The farm contains 627 wind turbines on almost 100,000 acres of land near Roscoe, 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.”

This project continues to show the world’s confidence in US wind energy and will help to keep wind energy the fastest growing energy source in the nation.

Additionally, Texas gets to claim that it has the biggest of something again. 🙂

via BusinessGreen

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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