Wind Farm

A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electric power. A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines, and cover an extended area of hundreds of square miles, but the land between the turbines may be used for agricultural or other purposes. A wind farm may also be located offshore.

As of February 2012, the Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm in Romania is the largest onshore wind farm in the world at 600 MW. Many of the largest operational onshore wind farms are located in the USA and China. The Gansu Wind Farm in China has over 5,000 MW installed with a goal of 20,000 MW by 2020. China has several other "wind power bases" of similar size. The Alta Wind Energy Center in California is the largest onshore wind farm outside of China, with a capacity of 1020 MW of power. As of February 2012, the Walney Wind Farm in United Kingdom is the largest offshore wind farm in the world at 367 MW, followed by Thanet Offshore Wind Project (300 MW), also in the UK.

There are many large wind farms under construction and these include Anholt Offshore Wind Farm (400 MW), BARD Offshore 1 (400 MW), Clyde Wind Farm (350 MW), Greater Gabbard wind farm (500 MW), Lincs Wind Farm (270 MW), London Array (1000 MW), Lower Snake River Wind Project (343 MW), Macarthur Wind Farm (420 MW), Shepherds Flat Wind Farm (845 MW), and Sheringham Shoal (317 MW).

Read more about Wind Farm:  Design, Onshore Installations, Offshore Installations

Other articles related to "wind farm, wind, wind farms":

Scout Moor Wind Farm - Future Plans
... Over the lifetime of the wind farm, Peel Holdings' energy subsidiary, Peel Wind Power Ltd, will provide up to £500,000 to help landowners create biodiverse areas on the land surrounding the moor ... Peel Wind Power are members of RenewableUK and state in their member's profile that they are actively seeking new opportunities in the renewable. 2008, the company announced a two-year agreement to look at developing wind farms on land owned by UK Coal ...
Scout Moor Wind Farm
... Scout Moor Wind Farm is the largest onshore wind farm in England ... The wind farm, which was built for Peel Wind Power Ltd, produces electricity from 26 Nordex N80 wind turbines ... was hampered by harsh weather, difficult terrain, and previous mining activity, the wind farm was officially opened on 25 September 2008 after "years of controversy", at a cost of £50 million ...
List Of Wind Farms In The United States - Wind Farms - Proposed
... Proposed large wind farms Farm Capacity (MW) State Coordinates Banner County Wind Farm 2000 Nebraska 41°32′N 103°43′W / 41.533°N 103.717°W / 41.533 -103.717 (Banner County Wind Farm ...
Scout Moor Wind Farm - History
... produced by renewable energy by 2010, wind power in the UK has a long history of controversy, with an average approval rate for planning permission of only 28% for ... Scout Moor was first identified as an excellent site for a wind farm in 2001 ... of residents in Bury, Rossendale and Rochdale about wind farms in general and Scout Moor in particular ...
Wind Farm - Impact - Agriculture
... October 2010 in the scientific journal PNAS shows that in the immediate vicinity of wind farms, the climate is cooler during the day and slightly warmer ... has noted that the microclimate generated by wind turbines improves crops as it prevents the spring and autumn frosts, and it reduces the action of pathogenic fungi that grow on the leaves ...

Famous quotes containing the words farm and/or wind:

    On the farm I had learned how to meet realities without suffering either mentally or physically. My initiative had never been blunted. I had freedom to succeed—freedom to fail. Life on the farm produces a kind of toughness.
    Bertha Van Hoosen (1863–1952)

    If I could see you in a year,
    I’d wind the months in balls—
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)