California to Have World’s Largest Wind Farm
By July 28th, 2010Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:06 on
Terra-Gen Power LLC, a company specialized in renewable energy, has recently inaugurated the place where will be built the world’s largest wind power site. It will be located in central California and the project will generate about 1,550 megawatts of wind power.
With the support of investment group ArcLight Capital, Terra-Gen hopes this wind farm, that will use turbines from Denmark’s Vestas and General Electric Co, to provide electricity for 1.1 million people since 2011 and to create over 3,000 green jobs.
The project, for which Terra-Gen has secured $1.6 billion in financing, highlights how wind energy is gaining traction as a viable alternative to coal and oil.
U.S. wind energy industry installed a record capacity of 10,000 megawatts by 2009. According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind energy covers about 2% of U.S. electricity production, up from 1.3 percent a year ago. In 2009, wind covering almost half of all state renewable energy production.
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