Europe's Largest Onshore Wind Farm Given Permission to Expand to 452 MW


photo: Robert Pogorzelski via flickr.

Some double good wind power news from Scotland: Not only has Europe's currently largest onshore wind farm, the £300 million, 322 MW Whitelee Wind Farm been officially switched on—even though it first began producing power back in January—but the BBC reports that it will be allowed to expand:Scottish Power Renewables will now be able to install a further 36 turbines, bringing the new capacity to 452 MW. When completed it will be able to power 250,000 homes.

In addition, a £2 million visitor center will be constructed, and the entire wind farm opened up to the public for walking and cycling during the summer.

via: BBC News
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