17 October 2007
Australias largest windfarm
Epuron, a subsidiary of German renewable energy group Conergy AG, is planning to build Australia's largest wind farm near broken hill. The farm will have as many as 500 turbines, generating enough electricity for 400,000 homes. This will double the number of turbines currently operating in Australia and provide as much electricity as a large coal-fired power station.
The CSIRO has found that the area has wind speeds comparable to wind farms in better known wind regions such as Tasmania and South Australia.
Negotiations with landowners are currently underway and construction is expected to start in 2009.
See and interview with Martin Poole from Epuron here.