E.ON Unveils World’s Largest Wind Farm

1 October 2009 (Last Updated October 1st, 2009 18:30)

The world’s largest wind farm in Texas, US, has been launched by operator E.ON. The wind farm, which comprises of 627 wind turbines, has an installed capacity of 780MW and can generate electricity for more than 230,000 homes, the company said. The farm, which covers 400m&s

The world’s largest wind farm in Texas, US, has been launched by operator E.ON.

The wind farm, which comprises of 627 wind turbines, has an installed capacity of 780MW and can generate electricity for more than 230,000 homes, the company said.

The farm, which covers 400m² and consists of four sections and turbines has been manufactured by general Electric, Mitsubishi and Siemens.

“In just under two years we have increased our wind park capacities worldwide to 2,600MW, with over half of that total – approximately 1,500MW – in the United States,” said E.ON climate and renewables CEO Frank Mastiaux.

He added that E.ON will invest €8bn in worldwide renewables up to 2011 with a capacity of 10,000MW by 2015.

“North America is one of the most attractive markets for renewables worldwide, especially for onshore wind plants," Mastiaux said.