16 Sep '11, 4am

Biggest Wind Farm in the US – in Nevada?

Biggest Wind Farm in the US – in Nevada?

A gigantic wind farm with the power output of three or four average-sized coal plants has been been proposed by the US wind development subsidiary of the European renewable energy investor Good Energies , in Nevada, according to ReCharge . The wind farm would be extraordinary, the largest wind farm in the US at a staggering 990 MW. But it would also be Nevada’s first ever wind farm. Wind power in the US now totals 42,432 MW of capacity. Texas is number two in the world. Iowa gets 20% of its energy from wind. But unlike every state on its borders, all of which have at least 128 MW of turbines churning out wind energy, Nevada till now has had no wind farms at all. The hold-up has been the difficulties in getting a permit. The Good Energies subsidiary Wilson Creek Power Partners’ application to the PUCN (Public Utilities Commission of Nevada) is for a gigantic 990 MW project ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/16/biggest-wind-farm-in-...

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