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Largest Wind Farm Now In Texas Finally Turned On

texas wind turbinesIt is true.  Everything is bigger in Texas…even wind farms.  The 781.5 MW Roscoe wind complex in Roscoe, Tx was turned on this past week.  The wind farm has 627 turbines on 100,000 acres of land.  they are a collaborative effort between Mitsubishi, General Electric and Siemens and have the potential to power over 230,000 homes.  The billion dollar price tag took cooperation from over 300 landowners.

Governor Rick Perry 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.”

The wind farm was built by international energy conglomerate E.ON Climate and Renewables.  They are now working on a multi-billion dollar project to build the largest off shore wind farm off the coast of the UK in the Thames Estuary.  When completed, it will power more than 750,000 homes and should be ready in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.

via cleantechnica

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