Boralex Opens the Largest Wind Farm in France

Boralex, a Canadian company, has inaugurated its new wind-farm in Haute-Loire, France. The 26 turbines are 122 meters high (400 feet, about 40 stories) and, with a capacity of 39 megawatts (MW), the new wind-farm is the largest in France. It is also the sixth by Boralex in the country, for a total of 80 MW, enough for a city of 80,000 people. "Currently, the total installed wind power capacity in France is about 500 MW. By the end of 2005 it will be about 700 MW. The goal for 2010, according to the stated objectives of the French government, is to have 7000 to 10000 MW generated by wind turbines on land and sea." Can you feel the wind of change? Or, as the French would say, les vents sont favorables. ::Boralex Press Release, ::Boralex inaugure le plus grand parc d'éoliennes de France (French)