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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 wind power capacity 1996-2008

At the end of 2008, worldwide wind farm nameplate capacity was 120,791 megawatts (MW), representing an increase of 28.8 percent during the year,[1] and wind power produced some 1.3% of global electricity consumption.[2] Wind power accounts for approximately 19% of electricity generation in Denmark, 11% in Spain and Portugal, and 9% in the Republic of Ireland.[3] The United States is an important growth area and installed U.S. wind power capacity reached 25,170 MW at the end of 2008.[4]

Contents

Operating and under construction

Brazos Wind Farm in the plains of West Texas
Fenton Wind Farm at sunrise
Early morning at Lake Bonney Wind Farm
Portland Wind Project on the Port Fairy - Portland Road
A portion of the Prince Township Wind Farm
Shiloh Wind Power Plant. The surrounding land is used for sheep grazing and growing hay.
Streamers of fog blow through newly erected Snowtown Wind Farm turbines.
List of large onshore wind farms[5][6]
Farm Current capacity (MW) Country Notes
Adair Wind Farm 175 USA
Altamont Pass Wind Farm 596 USA multiple farms
Alto Minho Wind Farm 240 Portugal
Anse-à-Valleau Wind Farm 100 Canada
Arada-Montemuro Wind Farm 112 Portugal
Ashtabula Wind Farm 196 USA
Barton Wind Farm 160 USA
Barton Chapel Wind Farm 120 USA
Bear Mountain Wind Park 102 Canada
Benton County Wind Farm[7] 130 USA
Big Horn Wind Farm 200 USA
Biglow Canyon Wind Farm 274.9[8] USA 174.8 MW under construction
Bii Stinu Wind Farm[9] 164 Mexico
Black Law Wind Farm 124 UK
Bliss Wind Farm 100 USA
Blue Canyon Wind Farm 225 USA
Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm 145 USA
Brazos Wind Farm 160 USA
Buffalo Gap Wind Farm 523[10] USA completed 2008
Buffalo Ridge Wind Farm 225 USA
Bull Creek Wind Farm 180 USA
Callahan Divide Wind Farm 114 USA
Camp Grove Wind Farm 150 USA
Camp Springs Wind Farm 130 USA
Capital Wind Farm 140 Australia
Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm 662[10] USA completed 2008
Carroll Wind Farm 150 USA
Cedar Creek Wind Farm 300.5 USA
Centennial Wind Farm 120 USA
Centennial Wind Power Facility 150 Canada
Century Wind Farm 150 USA
Champion Wind Farm 126 USA
Colorado Green Wind Farm 162 USA
Crystal Lake Wind Farm[11] 416 USA completed 2009
Crystal Rig Wind Farm 180 UK
Danjinghe Wind Farm[12] 200 China
Desert Sky Wind Farm 160 USA
Dutch Hill/Cohocton Wind Farm 125 USA
El Marquesado Wind Farm 198 Spain
Elbow Creek Wind Project 122 USA
Elk River Wind Farm 150 USA
Enbridge Ontario Wind Farm 181 Canada
Eurus Wind Farm 250.5 Mexico
Fântânele Wind Farm 0 Romania 600 MW under construction
Fenton Wind Farm 206 USA
Forest Creek Wind Farm 124 USA
Forward Wind Energy Center 129 USA
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm 599.8[13] USA completed 2010
Gardunha Wind Farm 106 Portugal
Glacier Wind Farm 210 USA
Glenrock Wind Farm 118.5 USA
Goodland I 130 USA
Gray County Wind Farm 102 USA
Green Mt. Energy Wind Farm 160 USA
Gulf Wind Farm[10] 283.2 USA completed 2009
Hackberry Wind Farm 165 USA
Hadyard Hill Wind Farm 120 UK
High Winds Wind Farm 162 USA
Higueruela Wind Farm 161 Spain
Hopkins Ridge Wind Farm 149 USA
Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center 736[10] USA completed 2006
Huitengliang Wind Farm[14] 300 China
Intrepid Wind Farm 160 USA
Jardin d'Eole Wind Farm 127 Canada
Jilin Tongyu Tongfa Wind Farm[15] 100.5 China
Judith Gap Wind Farm 135 USA
Kibby Wind Power Project 132 USA
King Mountain Wind Farm 281.2[10] USA completed 2003
Klondike Wind Farm 399[8] USA completed 2008
Lake Bonney Wind Farm 239 Australia
Langdon Wind Energy Center 159 USA
Lone Star Wind Farm 400[10] USA completed 2008
Maple Ridge Wind Farm 321.8[16] USA completed 2006
Maranchon Wind Farm 208 Spain
Marengo Wind Farm 140 USA
McAdoo Wind Farm 150 USA
Melancthon EcoPower Centre 199 Canada
Milford Wind Corridor Project 203 USA
Mount Storm Wind Farm 264 USA completed 2008
Musselroe Wind Farm 168 Australia
New Mexico Wind Energy Center 204 USA
Noble Chateaugay windpark [17] 106 USA
Noble Weathersfield Windpark 126 USA
Panther Creek Wind Farm 458[10] USA completed 2009
Papalote Wind Farm 180 USA
Peetz Wind Farm 400.5 USA completed 2008
Peñascal Wind Farm 202 USA
Pine Tree Wind Farm 120 USA
Pinhal Interior Wind Farm 144 Portugal
Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm[11] 300.3 USA completed 2009
Pomeroy Wind Farm 196 USA
Port Alma Wind Farm 101 Canada
Portland Wind Project 195 Australia
Prarie Star Wind Farm 100 USA
Prince Township Wind Farm 189 Canada
Project West Wind 143 New Zealand
Rail Splitter Wind Farm 100 USA
Red Hills Wind Farm 123 USA
Rolling Hills Wind Farm 118.5 USA
Roscoe Wind Farm 781.5[18] USA completed 2009
San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm 615 USA multiple farms
Santo Domingo Wind Farm[19] 160 Mexico
Sherbino Wind Farm 150 USA completed 2008
Shiloh Wind Farm 300[20] USA completed 2009
Sisante Wind Farm 198 Spain
Smoky Hills Wind Farm 249 USA
Smøla Wind Farm 150 Norway
Snowtown Wind Farm 170 Australia
St. Leon Project 104 Canada
Stanton Energy Center 120 USA
Stateline Wind Project 300 USA
Story County Wind Farm 150 USA
Sweetwater Wind Farm 463[10] USA completed 2007
Tararua Wind Farm 161 New Zealand
Tatanka Wind Farm 180 USA
Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm 685[20] USA multiple farms
Trent Wind Farm 150 USA
Turkey Track Wind Farm 169 USA
Twin Groves Wind Farm 396[21] USA completed 2008
Vankusawade Wind Park 201 India
Ventominho Wind Farm 240 Portugal
Walnut Wind Farm 153 USA
Waubra Wind Farm 192 Australia
Wethersfield Wind Park 124 USA
Whispering Willow Wind Farm 200 USA
White Creek Wind Power Project 204 USA
Whitelee Wind Farm 322[22] UK completed 2009
Wild Horse Wind Farm 229 USA
Wildorado Wind Ranch 161 USA
Wolfe Island Wind Project 197.8 Canada
Woodward Wind Farm 159 USA
Woolnorth Wind Farm 140 Australia

Proposed wind farms

Proposed onshore wind farms
Farm Capacity (MW) Country References
Bald Hills Wind Farm 104 Australia
Beech Ridge Wind Farm 186 USA
Belwind 330 Belgium [23]
Blackspring Ridge Wind Farm 300 Canada [24]
Clyde Wind Farm 548 UK
Crows Nest Wind Farm 124 Australia
Dobrich Wind Farm 200 Bulgaria
Enel Agichiol Wind Farm 210 Romania
Eolica Baia Wind Farm 126 Romania
Eolica Beidaud Wind Farm 128 Romania [citation needed]
Eolica Casimcea Wind Farm 244 Romania
Eolica Cogealac Wind Farm 448 Romania
Eolica Sǎcele Wind Farm 252 Romania
Franklin County Wind Farm 200-300 USA [25]
Gansu Wind Farm 20,000 China
Golden Hills Wind Farm 400 USA [26]
Griffin Wind Farm 204 UK [citation needed]
Halkirk Wind Farm 150 Canada [24]
Hartland Wind Farm 500-1000 USA
Hauauru ma raki 540 New Zealand
Hawke's Bay Wind Farm 225 New Zealand
High Country Energy Wind Farm 300 USA [27]
Kavarna Wind Farm 250 Bulgaria
Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm 240 New Zealand
Koekenaap Wind Farm 100 South Africa [citation needed]
Kruger Energy Port Alma 101 Canada [28]
Lac-Alfred Wind Farm 300 Canada [29]
Lincoln Gap Wind Farm 124 Australia [citation needed]
Macarthur Wind Farm 329 Australia [citation needed]
Mahinerangi Wind Farm 200 New Zealand
Mărişelu Wind Farm 300 Romania
Markbygden Wind Farm 4000 at most Sweden
Massif-du-Sud Wind Farm 150 Canada [29]
McAdoo Wind farm 150 USA [30]
McCormick Ranch Wind Park 300 USA [31]
Mount Mercer Wind Farm 131 Australia
Musselroe Wind Farm 140 Australia
Oweninny wind farm 320 Ireland [32]
Pampa Wind Project 4000 USA
Pine Canyon Wind Farm 150 USA [33]
Pine Tree Wind Project 120 USA [33]
Plambeck Bulgarian Wind Farm 250 Bulgaria
Project Hayes 630 New Zealand
Project Central Wind 130 New Zealand
Puketiro Wind Farm 130 New Zealand
Rim Rock Wind Farm 309 USA [34]
Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Farm 350 Canada [29]
Rototuna Wind Farm 500 New Zealand
Shepherds Flat Wind Farm 909 USA
Silverton Wind Farm 1000 at most Australia [citation needed]
Sinus Holding Wind Farm 700 Romania
Slopedown Wind Farm 150 at most New Zealand [35]
Taharoa Wind Farm 100 New Zealand [36]
Tangier Wind Farm 140 Morocco [citation needed]
Taralga Wind Farm 105 Australia [citation needed]
Te Waka Wind Farm 156 New Zealand
Tehachapi Renewal Project 4500 USA [citation needed]
Titan Wind Project 5050 USA [citation needed]
Top of the World Windpower Project 200 USA
Turitea Wind Farm 300 at least New Zealand
Underwood Wind Farm 199 Canada [28]
Văcăreni Wind Farm 240 Romania
Valley City/Lake Ashtabula Wind Farm 200 USA [37]
Waitahora Wind Farm 177 New Zealand
Waverley Wind Farm 135 New Zealand [38]

See also

References

  1. ^ Wind energy gathers steam, US biggest market: survey
  2. ^ World Wind Energy Association (2008). Wind turbines generate more than 1 % of the global electricity
  3. ^ International Energy Agency (2009). IEA Wind Energy: Annual Report 2008 p. 9.
  4. ^ U.S., China Lead Global Wind Installation
  5. ^ AWEA 3rd Quarter 2008 Market Report
  6. ^ Drilling Down: What Projects Made 2008 Such a Banner Year for Wind Power?
  7. ^ Benton County Wind Farm
  8. ^ a b AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Oregon
  9. ^ Project 1581 : Bii Stinu Wind Energy Project
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Texas
  11. ^ a b AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Iowa
  12. ^ Project 2170 : CECIC HKC Danjinghe Wind Farm Project
  13. ^ AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Indiana
  14. ^ Project 2113 : CGN Inner Mongolia Huitengliang 300MW Wind Power Project
  15. ^ Project 2068 : Jilin Tongyu Tongfa Wind Power Project
  16. ^ York AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - New York
  17. ^ GE Unit Surpasses $4 Billion Renewable Energy Mark with NY Wind Farm Investment
  18. ^ E.ON Delivers 335-MW of Wind in Texas
  19. ^ Project 1586 : Santo Domingo Wind Energy Project
  20. ^ a b U.S. Wind Energy Projects - California
  21. ^ Horizon Wind Energy
  22. ^ Whitelee Winfarm - About the Windfarm
  23. ^ "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 2008-05-05. 
  24. ^ a b Greengate Gets Municipal Approval for 550-MW Wind Project
  25. ^ 40,000-Acre Wind Farm Proposed for Iowa
  26. ^ Golden Hills Wind
  27. ^ Minnesota Form Nation’s Largest Community Owned Wind Project
  28. ^ a b Wind Power in Ontario
  29. ^ a b c RES Gets 950-MW Construction Contract
  30. ^ Wind farm whips up activity around McAdoo | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL
  31. ^ Proposed wind farm near Cut Bank may double in size
  32. ^ Hibernian Windpower - Oweninny Wind Farm
  33. ^ a b Winds of Change A-Blowin': Pine Tree Wind Project
  34. ^ NaturEner plans another massive wind farm in Glacier, Toole counties in Montana,San Francisco Examiner, 2009-09-15
  35. ^ Facts & figures, Slopedown Wind Farm.
  36. ^ Three wind farms planned for Waikato, New Zealand Herald.
  37. ^ Barnes County wind project would be state’s largest
  38. ^ $300 million wind farm for Waverley, Wanganui Chronicle, 28 April 2007.

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Simple English

This is a list of large wind farms, with a generating capacity of 100 megawatts (MW) or more, which are currently operating, under construction, or proposed.

At the end of 2009, worldwide wind farm capacity was 157,900 MW, representing an increase of 31 percent during the year,[1] and wind power supplied some 1.3% of global electricity consumption.[2]

Wind power is widely used in European countries, and more recently in the United States and Asia.[3][4] Wind power accounts for approximately 19% of electricity generation in Denmark, 11% in Spain and Portugal, and 9% in the Republic of Ireland.[5]

Operational wind farms

Many of the largest operational onshore wind farms are located in the USA. As of November 2010, the Roscoe Wind Farm is the largest onshore wind farm in the world at 781.5 MW, followed by the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center (735.5 MW). The largest wind farm under construction is the 800 MW Alta Wind Energy Center in the USA. The largest proposed project is the 20,000 MW Gansu Wind Farm in China.

File:Biglow Canyon Wind Farm under
Part of the Biglow Canyon Wind Farm, with a turbine under construction
World's largest onshore wind farms
Wind farm Current
capacity
(MW)
Country Notes
Biglow Canyon Wind Farm 450 USA [6]
Buffalo Gap Wind Farm 523.3 USA [7][8]
Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm 662.5 USA [7][8]
Dabancheng Wind Farm 500 China [9]
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm 599.8 USA [10]
Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center 735.5 USA [7][8]
Panther Creek Wind Farm 458 USA [8]
Roscoe Wind Farm 781.5 USA [11]
Sweetwater Wind Farm 585.3 USA [7]

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References

  1. Lars Kroldrup. Gains in Global Wind Capacity Reported Green Inc., February 15, 2010.
  2. World Wind Energy Association (2008). Wind turbines generate more than 1 % of the global electricity
  3. Global wind energy markets continue to boom – 2006 another record year (PDF).
  4. Global Wind Energy Council (2009). Global Wind 2008 Report, p. 9, accessed on January 4, 2010.
  5. International Energy Agency (2009). IEA Wind Energy: Annual Report 2008 p. 9.
  6. AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Oregon
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Drilling Down: What Projects Made 2008 Such a Banner Year for Wind Power?
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Texas
  9. China - Dabancheng Wind Farm now has a combined generating capacity of 500 MW
  10. AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Indiana
  11. E.ON Delivers 335-MW of Wind in Texas

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