Monday, October 8, 2007

Australia eyes giant wind farm

From News 24:

German renewable-energy company Conergy AG on Monday announced plans for Australia's largest wind farm.

The 500-turbine installation at Broken Hill in the continent's south-east corner would produce enough electricity for 400 000 homes and save greenhouse gas emissions of three million tons of carbon dioxide a year.

"Silverton Wind Farm will be one of the largest in the world once it's operational, with the potential for almost 1 000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity," said Andrew Durran, executive director of Conergy's Australian subsidiary, Epuron.

Construction of the wind farm could begin next year and when fully operational be meeting 4.5% of electricity demand in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state....MORE