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Wind companies rolling out utility-scale plants like to say that theirs will be the "largest." When we're talking about the future, which has not yet materialized, it's fairly easy to make that claim as long as it is larger than anything that presently exists. Who actually ends up being the largest will be a matter of history once the future becomes the present. We've created this page to track who is presently the largest, and whose claims to be the largest in the future are actually the biggest claims.



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Status Check: The Biggest Wind Projects in the World - With all sorts of stories coming out about biggests and firsts, it’s about time to take the pulse of wind power generation and find out just where the industry stands on giant wind projects. (EcoGeek Aug. 15, 2008)


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Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind:Offshore / Directory:Wind:Largest > World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Is Activated - On Friday, the UK opened the Thanet Wind Farm, the largest offshore wind farm in the world with 100 turbines spread over 35 kilometres in the North Sea capable of generating up to 300 megawatts of electricity – enough to power over 200,000 homes or a small city. (Inhabitat Sept. 24, 2010)
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Vattenfall to build UK's biggest wind farm - Swedish state-owned power group Vattenfall bought the rights to finish building the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] off Britain's southeastern coast. It would be Britain's largest, with a capacity of 300 megawatts, and costing a total of 780 million pounds. (Reuters Nov. 10, 2008)

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Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind:Offshore > Denmark Brings World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Online - Denmark is launching the world's biggest offshore wind farm this week. Using 91 turbines scattered across 35 square kilometers, the Horns Rev 2 farm, built by Danish utility company Dong Energy, will be able to produce 209 megawatts of power – enough for a staggering 200,000 homes. (Inhabitat Sept. 16, 2009)

Arklow Wind Farm, Dublin Ireland - The first stage of the world's largest wind farm opened in June 2004. Driven by the advanced 3.6MW turbine developed by GE Energy, the facility's seven turbines deliver an impressive 25MW.


BlueWater Wind Project, Delaware - The proposed wind park would be located approximately 11.5 nautical miles from shore and will generate the amount of electricity used by as many as 110,000 Delaware households. (BlueWater Wind)

Atlantic Array - Is an offshore wind farm planned for the coast of North Devon, England.

London Array, Kent, Essex – Approved in 2007, 1,000MW wind farm will include 341 turbines, cover 90 square miles and generate enough electricity to power 750,000 homes - a quarter of Greater London’s households. Expected to be world’s largest

Whitelee, Glasgow, Scotland - The Scottish Executive has finally approved plans for the largest onshore Wind Farm in Europe which will now be completed in 2009 at a cost of £300m. Scottish Power's Whitelee Project Wind Farm will consist of 140 wind turbines generating a total of 322MW of power.

Offshore Turbine Designs
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Directory:Wind > Directory:Vertical Axis Wind Turbines / Directory:Wind:Largest / Directory:Wind:Offshore > Massive Aerogenerator Turbine is 3X More Powerful - A new design called the Aerogenerator X would have a massive span of 275 meters and would produce a whopping ten megawatts of electricity — that’s three times the production capacity of typical modern commercial horizontal axis turbines, making it more viable for off-shore applications. (Inhabitat July 26, 2010)


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World's Largest Wind Farm (781.5 MW) Completed in Texas - Living up to its bigger is better (for better and worse) reputation, Texas can now boast having the world's current largest wind farm. E.ON Climate & Renewables has announced the completion of the 781.5 MW Roscoe wind complex, which is expected to generate enough power for more than 230,000 average homes. (TreeHugger Oct. 1, 2009)

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World’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm to be Built in Oregon, Shepherd's Flat, Gilliam and Morrow Counties - The Oregonian Shepherd's Flat facility will consist of 303 wind turbines with a combined installed capacity of 909 megawatts, surpassing the 765 MW Horse Hollow wind farm in Texas but will be dwarfed by T. Boone Pickens’ planned 4,000 MW wind farm, scheduled to be completed by 2014. (TreeHugger July 30, 2008)

Tehachapi Renewal Project, Mohave, CA - Southern California Edison announced Friday that it was breaking ground on a desert wind farm that could provide power for upwards of 3 million homes by 2013, predicting that it will be the largest wind transmission project in the country. (March 8, 2008)

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Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind:Largest > World’s Largest Wind Farm Will Be Built in Oregon - The US Department of Energy has approved the partial guarantee for a $1.3 billion loan to support the construction of the world’s largest wind farm, located in eastern Oregon. The initiative will create a 845-megawatt wind-powered energy generating facility located immediately south of the Columbia River, built on approximately 32,000 acres. (GizMag October 13, 2010)
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Template: 43: Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind Farms > Directory:Wind:Largest > GE Receives $1.4 Billion Contract to Supply Turbines for Largest Wind Farm Ever Built in the US - GE has received a private contract to supply wind turbines for the 845-megawatt (MW) Shepherds Flat wind farm project to be located in Oregon. Covering 30 square miles, with 338 2.5-MW GE turbines to be installed in 2011 and 2021, makes it larger than any wind farm currently in operation around the globe. (GE press release Dec. 10, 2009)
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Mexico turns toward alternative energy - Spanish energy company Acciona Energia says the 2,500-hectare (6,180-acre) farm at La Ventosa, Mexico, should generate 250 megawatts of electricity with 167 turbines, 25 of which are already operating. The rest should be on line by the end of the year (2009), making the project the largest of its kind in Latin America. (Associated Press Jan. 22, 2009)

Titan Project South Dakota - Clipper Windpower Plc ("Clipper") announced that it has entered into a 50:50 joint venture, the (“JV"), with BP Alternative Energy (“BP") to develop the Titan wind project, a 5,050 MW South Dakota-sited wind energy project formerly known as Rolling Thunder. (Clipper Wind July 30, 2008)

Clyde Farm, South Lanarkshire, Scotland - The 152-turbine Clyde wind farm near Abington, will be capable of powering up to 320,000 homes. (BBC News July 21, 2008)

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Green light for massive wind farm - Plans to build Europe's largest onshore wind farm in South Lanarkshire have been approved by Scottish ministers. The under-construction wind farm on Eaglesham Moor will have a total capacity of 322MW. Currently the biggest operational wind farm in Europe is the Maranchon wind farm in Guadalajara, Spain, which has a generating capacity of 208MW. (BBC Newss July 21, 2008)

Briscoe and Noland Counties, Texas, Texas Panhandle - Texas already holds the record for the world's largest wind farm, the 735-megawatt Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center, which was completed by FPL Energy, Inc. in late 2006. It also is the site for the nation's second-largest wind farm, the 504.8-megawatt Sweetwater wind project, the fourth phase of which attained commercial operation in May 2007. Texas Wind

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Texas oil tycoon aims to harness power of the wind - Over the next four years, T. Boone Picken intends to erect 2700 turbines across 80,940 hectares of the Texan panhandle. The scheme is five times bigger than the world's current record-holding wind farm and when finished will supply 4000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 1 million homes. (Slashdot) (The Age April 19, 2008)

Pickens Plan - The Pickens Plan is a bridge to the future — a blueprint to reduce foreign oil dependence by harnessing domestic energy alternatives, and buy us time to develop even greater new technologies.

Australia To Build Southern Hemisphere's Largest Wind Farm MacAurthur, Victoria - The wind farm would have the capacity to generate enough power for almost 190,000 homes every year, Victoria state planning minister Rob Hulls said of the 55 square kilometre (22 square mile) project to be built at Macarthur in the state's west. Energy company AGL would build the farm, which would be able to produce up to 329 megawatts of electricity.Australian Windfarm Index(Energy Today Oct. 27, 2006)

Huaneng to build China's largest wind farm, Fuxin city of northeast Liaoning province - The project, with a total of 200 turbines to be erected in a 100-square-kilometre area in Fuxin city of northeast Liaoning province, is slated to start generating power before end of the year. (Reuters March 30, 2008)


Global Wind Energy Council - (PDF) - 72-page 2007 Global Wind Report.

Energy Planet Index

Wikipedia Windfarm

FPL Windfarm Map

Google News - Largest Wind Power

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