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wind power

Europe’s Biggest Wind Farm Planned For Sweden

Published måndag 6 april 2009 kl 13.53
No pollution here - wind turbines

Europe’s biggest wind farm will be built in Sweden if the government gives its blessing. The farm, located west of the northern town of Piteå, would contain over a thousand giant wind turbines.

It was given planning permission by the local county planning board in Norrbotten. A delegation of environmental assessors visited the area and gave their recommendation that the Swedish government give Markbygden Vind AB a permit for the project, which could cost 6.9 billlion US dollars.

”This would be Europe’s, if not the world’s, biggest wind farm,” Caj Noren, a spokesman for the Norrbotten administrative board, told AFP. He said building work could commence inside three hyears and would be completed after a decade.

The turbines would have a maximum height of 200 metres and would generate enough electricity alone to meet Sweden’s 2015 wind power target of ten terawatt hours per hour.

(DR)

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