First 100% Wind-electricity powered City - over 3 years ago
Rock Port, a town of 1,395 in North West Missouri, was the first U.S. town to get all its electricity from wind power. The $90 million Loess Hills Wind Farm, was built by St. Louis-based Wind Capital Group and the John Deere Corp.
World's Largest Wind Farm Completed in Texas - over 3 years ago
Texas is now home to the world's largest wind farm. The 781.5 MW Roscoe wind complex has been completed and went live on the October 1st at 9:00 p.m. Built by E.ON Climate & Renewables, the $1 billion farm covers 100,000 acres of land across four counties in West Texas and will be able to power more than 230,000 homes. The company erected the 627 turbines and made deals with 300 different land owners in just two years time.E.ON is now moving on to even bigger things -- the London Array, which is set to be the largest offshore wind farm in the world with 630 MW being installed in just its first phase. Ever larger wind farm plans pop up around the world, especially in China.
Denmark shares its wind power secrets - over 3 years ago
Denmark is now home of the worlds largest offshore wind farm Horns Rev 2. The wind farm is a step on the road of letting wind power supply up to 50 percent of the Danish electricity consumption. The Danish experts now share their knowledge of integrating large amounts of wind power.