Wind Energy

Acciona connects Australian wind park to the grid

<b>Waubra wind park has a total capacity of 192 MW. <b><br><i>Photo: Acciona </i><br>

According to Acciona, investment costs amount to Australian dollar 450 million (about € 270 million). The wind park consists of 128 turbines with a capacity of 1.5 MW each. It is thus the biggest wind park installed by the company to date in the world and will be capable of covering the electricity consumption of 140,000 homes.

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The somewhat complicated type designation of the prototype specifies its most important characteristics: a capacity of 3 MW, a rotor diameter of 101 m and the most important feature, the gearless direct drive (DD).

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At a later stage, the wind farm in the Midwest will have a total capacity of 340 MW. According to Steve Dayney, CEO of Repower USA, Minnesota is one of the fastest-growing US states for the wind business. The start of construction of the first phase of the Lake Country project is scheduled for the end of this year.