Poland, the country where I now live, doesn’t compare to neighbor Germany when it comes to renewable energy, but it’s moving along. One of its prime areas of focus at the moment is the coastal area in the north, which has great wind resources.
As part of that, GE just announced the other day that it will supply 38 2.5-MW wind turbines for four wind power projects under construction in Northern Poland.
“When operational, these projects, referred to collectively as Darlowo Wind Energy Center—Phase Two (Darlowo—Phase Two), will mark the first use of GE’s 2.5-megawatt class wind turbines that feature 103-meter rotors for high productivity in Poland,” GE notes.
More info on wind power projects in Poland:
Invenergy Wind LLC (Invenergy) and Polish development company Enerco sp. z o.o. (Enerco) are collaborating to develop nine wind energy generation projects in the region in and around Darlowo, near the Baltic Sea. GE provided 32 wind turbines for Darlowo—Phase One, which was fully commissioned in March 2011 and today produces 80 megawatts of power. Darlowo—Phase One is comprised of the Weikowice, Jezyce and Dobiesław projects.
Darlowo—Phase Two, comprised of the Boryszewo, Krupy, Stary Jarosław and Nowy Jarosław facilities, will bring the total installed capacity of wind energy in the Darłowo area to 175 megawatts.
Darlowo—Phase Three will consist of two additional projects—Gorzyca and Pekanino—which currently are under contract. These sites will boost the aggregate output of the nine Darlowo projects to 250 megawatts.
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