A $440 million wind farm with future capacity to power Wellington was connected to New Zealand’s electricity grid yesterday.
Twenty 111m-high turbines at Meridian’s West Wind project in the hills of Makara began spinning to generate enough energy for 17,000 homes.
By the end of this year it will use 62 turbines, which have 40m-long blades, to generate enough power for 70,000 homes – the whole of Wellington.
Cool. You get a good view of them from Hawkins Hill.Tags: wind turbines