Pavilion Energy Resources has started construction work on a 12km² wind farm in Idaho, US.

Foundations have been laid for the first wind turbine on the farm, which is located near Pocatello.

LA Wind, Pavilion’s JV partner in Idaho, has contributed funds for the 80MW project and will also finance a future three-state slate estimated to generate 5,000MW.

The firm has used lower-cost accelerating turbines along with low-cost pumped hydro schemes, to store intermittent power to bring down the cost of renewable energy compared with that of coal and gas.