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of wind farms
This is a list of large onshore wind farms, with an installed
generating capacity of 100 megawatts (MW) or more, which are currently
operating, under construction, or proposed.
Worldwide installed capacity 1996-2008
At the end of 2008, worldwide wind farm capacity was 120,791
megawatts (MW), representing
an increase of 28.8 percent during the year,
power produced some 1.3% of global electricity consumption.
Wind power accounts for approximately 19% of electricity use in Denmark, 9% in Spain and Portugal, and 6%
in Germany and the
Republic of Ireland.
States is an important growth area and installed U.S. wind power capacity
reached 25,170 MW at the end of 2008.
However, it may be difficult to site wind farms in some areas for aesthetic or
environmental reasons, and seasonal variability introduces a challenge in
integration of wind power into electricity grids, requiring balancing with other
technologies such as hydropower.
Operating or under construction
Proposed wind farms
- ^ Wind energy gathers steam, US biggest market: survey
World Wind Energy Association (2008). Wind turbines generate more than 1 % of the global
- ^ New Report a Complete Analysis of the Global Offshore Wind Energy
Industry and its Major Players
- ^ U.S., China Lead Global Wind Installation
International Energy Agency (2007). Renewables in global energy supply: An IEA facts
sheet, OECD, 34 pages.
Prepared from documents published by various wind energy associations,
including AWEA 3rd
Quarter 2008 Market Report
- ^ Benton County
- ^ GE Unit Surpasses $4 Billion Renewable Energy Mark with NY Wind
- ^ E.ON Delivers 335-MW of Wind in Texas
- ^ U.S. Wind Energy Projects - California
Horizon Wind Energy
"Evelop and Van Oord build four offshore wind farms" (in
English). Energyportal. 2008-04-26. http://www.energyportal.eu/news/wind-energy/evelop-and-van-oord-build-four-offshore-wind-farms.html. Retrieved on 2008-05-05.
- ^ a
Greengate Gets Municipal Approval for 550-MW Wind Project
40,000-Acre Wind Farm Proposed for Iowa
Form Nation’s Largest Community Owned Wind Project
- ^ a
Power in Ontario
- ^ a
RES Gets 950-MW Construction Contract
Wind farm whips up activity around McAdoo | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL
Proposed wind farm near Cut Bank may double in size
"Notice of Decision". Joint Hearings Commissioners. http://www.turiteareserve.org.nz/files/motorimu-decision-final.pdf. Retrieved on 2009-02-14.
Hibernian Windpower - Oweninny Wind Farm
- ^ a
Change A-Blowin': Pine Tree Wind Project
figures, Slopedown Wind Farm.
Three wind farms planned for Waikato, New Zealand Herald.
County wind project would be state’s largest
$300 million wind farm for Waverley, Wanganui Chronicle, 28