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Largest Windfarm in U.S. Slated for Wyoming

Posted on the 03 February 2012 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

Largest Windfarm in U.S. Slated for WyomingEven given the backlash over the very public bankruptcy of solar panel maker Solyndra, the Obama administration remains set on pushing clean energy. It has fast tracked plans for the largest windfarm in the U.S., a 2,000 to 3,000MW facility that will consist of 1,000 wind turbine generators and be built just south of Rawlins, Wyoming. Called the ChokeCherry/Sierra Madre Wind Project, the project should get final Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval in the next few months. The BLM site has detailed information if you’re interested. The plan is to feed the electricity into the grid. Since it’s only a couple hundred miles from Ft. Collins/Denver/Boulder, perhaps it will boost the percentage of green energy for that metropolis.

The largest windfarm at the moment in the U.S. is the 781MW Roscoe Wind Farm facility in Texas. For comparison sake, there are 29 coal fired power plants in the country with more than 2000MW capacity.


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