German company says it has opened world's biggest wind farm

2nd October 2009, Comments 0 comments

The farm in Roscoe, Texas is about twice the size of the company’s home city of Duesseldorf.

Frankfurt – The leading German power group E.ON said on Thursday that it had switched on the world's biggest wind farm in Texas, a site that generates enough electricity for 230,000 homes.

Following two years of construction, 627 wind turbines with a combined generating capacity of some 780 megawatts are were now operating over an area that measured roughly 400 square kilometres (154 square miles), a statement said.

The farm in Roscoe, Texas is about twice the size of E.ON's home city of Duesseldorf, western Germany, it added.

The turbines were made by three international conglomerates: Mitsubishi, General Electric and Siemens.

"With large-scale projects like Roscoe we are helping renewables to achieve a faster breakthrough in economic and technological terms," the statement quoted E.ON executive Frank Mastiaux as saying.

The group said it planned to reach a total generation capacity of 10,000 megawatts from renewable sources in 2015.


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