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