List of onshore wind farms

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Wind power: worldwide installed capacity[1]

This is a list of the largest onshore wind farms that are currently operational, rated by generating capacity. Also listed are onshore wind farms with notability other than size, and the ten largest proposed projects.

Largest operational onshore wind farms[edit]

This is a list of the top onshore wind farms that are currently operational, rated by nameplate capacity. Many of these wind farms have been built in stages, and construction of a further stage may be continuing at some of these sites.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory projects that the levelized cost of wind power will decline about 25% from 2012 to 2030.[2]
Part of the Biglow Canyon Wind Farm, with a turbine under construction
India is keen to decrease its reliance on fossil fuels to meet its energy demand. Shown here is a wind farm in Muppandal, Tamil Nadu.
The Shepherds Flat Wind Farm is an 845 megawatt (MW) wind farm in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Twin Groves Wind Farm from McLean County Route 21
Wind farm Current
capacity
(MW)
Country State/
Province
Coordinates Refs
Alta Wind Energy Center 1,020 USA California 35°1′16″N 118°19′14″W / 35.02111°N 118.32056°W / 35.02111; -118.32056 (Alta Wind Energy Center) [3][4]
Muppandal windfarm 1,500 India Tamilnadu 8°15′27.45″N 77°32′23.21″E / 8.2576250°N 77.5397806°E / 8.2576250; 77.5397806 (Mupppandal Wind Park) [5]
Jaisalmer Wind Park 1,064 India Rajasthan 26°56′27.45″N 70°53′23.21″E / 26.9409583°N 70.8897806°E / 26.9409583; 70.8897806 (Jaisalmer Wind Park) multiple farms[6][7]
Bayannur Wulanyiligeng Wind Farm 300 China 42°00′00″N 108°23′00″E / 42.00000°N 108.38333°E / 42.00000; 108.38333 (Bayannur Wulanyiligeng Wind Farm) [8]
Biglow Canyon Wind Farm 450 USA Oregon 45°38′15″N 120°36′19″W / 45.63750°N 120.60528°W / 45.63750; -120.60528 (Biglow Canyon Wind Farm) [9]
Buffalo Gap Wind Farm 523.3 USA Texas 32°18′38″N 100°8′57″W / 32.31056°N 100.14917°W / 32.31056; -100.14917 (Buffalo Gap Wind Farm) [10][11]
Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm 662.5 USA Texas 31°54′11″N 100°54′04″W / 31.90306°N 100.90111°W / 31.90306; -100.90111 (Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm) [10][11]
Cedar Creek Wind Farm 551 USA Colorado 40°52′16″N 104°5′35″W / 40.87111°N 104.09306°W / 40.87111; -104.09306 (Cedar Creek Wind Farm) [12]
Clyde Wind Farm 350 UK South Lanarkshire, Scotland 55°28′02″N 3°39′16″W / 55.46722°N 3.65444°W / 55.46722; -3.65444 (Clyde Wind Farm)
Crystal Lake Wind Farm 416 USA Iowa 43°13′45″N 93°50′28″W / 43.22917°N 93.84111°W / 43.22917; -93.84111 (Crystal Lake Wind Farm) [13]
Dabancheng Wind Farm 500 China 43°35′37″N 87°48′32″E / 43.59361°N 87.80889°E / 43.59361; 87.80889 (Dabancheng Wind Farm) [14]
Eurus Wind Farm 250.5 Mexico Oaxaca 16°32′25″N 94°57′14″W / 16.54028°N 94.95389°W / 16.54028; -94.95389 (Eurus Wind Farm) [15]
Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm 600 Romania Fântânele & Cogealac 44°35′25″N 28°33′55″E / 44.59028°N 28.56528°E / 44.59028; 28.56528 (Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm) [16]
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm 599.8 USA Indiana 40°36′31″N 87°19′15″W / 40.60861°N 87.32083°W / 40.60861; -87.32083 (Fowler Ridge Wind Farm) [17]
Fubei Wind Farm 450 China [18]
Gansu Wind Farm 5,160 China [19][20][21]
Gulf Wind Farm 283.2 USA Texas 27°05′16.02″N 97°35′22.02″W / 27.0877833°N 97.5894500°W / 27.0877833; -97.5894500 (Gulf Wind Farm) [11]
Hallett Wind Farm 298 Australia South Australia 33°22′04″S 138°43′43″E / 33.36778°S 138.72861°E / -33.36778; 138.72861 (Hallett Wind Farm) [22]
Hopkins Ridge Wind Farm 385 USA Washington 46°24′07″N 117°48′44″W / 46.40194°N 117.81222°W / 46.40194; -117.81222 (Hopkins Ridge Wind Farm) [23][24]
Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center 735.5 USA Texas 32°11′24″N 100°01′48″W / 32.19000°N 100.03000°W / 32.19000; -100.03000 (Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center) [10][11]
King Mountain Wind Farm 281.2 USA Texas 31°14′16″N 102°14′16″W / 31.23778°N 102.23778°W / 31.23778; -102.23778 (King Mountain Wind Farm) [11]
Klondike Wind Farm 399 USA Oregon 45°34′48″N 120°36′36″W / 45.58000°N 120.61000°W / 45.58000; -120.61000 (Klondike Wind Farm) [9]
Lake Bonney Wind Farm 279 Australia South Australia 37°45′36″S 140°24′0″E / 37.76000°S 140.40000°E / -37.76000; 140.40000 (Lake Bonney Wind Farm) [22]
Liaoning Fuxin Wind Farm 300 China [25]
Lone Star Wind Farm 400 USA Texas 32°16′22.12″N 99°27′22″W / 32.2728111°N 99.45611°W / 32.2728111; -99.45611 (Lone Star Wind Farm) [11]
Longyuan Huitengliang Wind Farm 300 China 43°27′01″N 116°09′59″E / 43.45028°N 116.16639°E / 43.45028; 116.16639 (Longyuan Huitengliang Wind Farm) [26]
Maple Ridge Wind Farm 321.8 USA New York 43°45′N 75°33′W / 43.750°N 75.550°W / 43.750; -75.550 (Maple Ridge Wind Farm) [27]
Meadow Lake Wind Farm 500 USA Indiana 40°36′4″N 86°51′57″W / 40.60111°N 86.86583°W / 40.60111; -86.86583 (Meadow Lake Wind Farm) [28]
Mount Storm Wind Farm 264 USA West Virginia 39°13′28″N 79°12′15″W / 39.22444°N 79.20417°W / 39.22444; -79.20417 (Mount Storm Wind Farm) [29]
Panther Creek Wind Farm 458 USA Texas 31°58′7″N 99°54′6″W / 31.96861°N 99.90167°W / 31.96861; -99.90167 (Panther Creek Wind Farm) [11]
Papalote Creek Wind Farm 380 USA Texas 27°58′48″N 97°23′28″W / 27.98000°N 97.39111°W / 27.98000; -97.39111 (Papalote Creek Wind Farm) [30]
Peetz Wind Farm 430 USA Colorado 40°57′3″N 103°9′19″W / 40.95083°N 103.15528°W / 40.95083; -103.15528 (Peetz Wind Farm) [10]
Peñascal Wind Power Project 404 USA Texas 27°00′N 97°36′W / 27.000°N 97.600°W / 27.000; -97.600 (Pe%C3%B1ascal Wind Power Project) [31]
Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm 300.3 USA Iowa 43°28′35″N 92°35′08″W / 43.47639°N 92.58556°W / 43.47639; -92.58556 (Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm) [13]
Roscoe Wind Farm 781.5 USA Texas 32°15′52″N 100°20′39″W / 32.26444°N 100.34417°W / 32.26444; -100.34417 (Roscoe Wind Farm) [32]
Shepherds Flat Wind Farm 845 USA Oregon 45°42′00″N 120°3′36″W / 45.70000°N 120.06000°W / 45.70000; -120.06000 (Shepherds Flat Wind Farm) [33]
Shiloh Wind Farm 300 USA California 38°7′N 121°50.5′W / 38.117°N 121.8417°W / 38.117; -121.8417 (Shiloh Wind Farm) [34][35]
Smoky Hills Wind Farm 250 USA Kansas 38°58′20″N 98°09′01″W / 38.97222°N 98.15028°W / 38.97222; -98.15028 (Smoky Hills Wind Farm) [36]
Stateline Wind Farm 300 USA Oregon & Washington 46°02′13.98″N 118°48′23.74″W / 46.0372167°N 118.8065944°W / 46.0372167; -118.8065944 (Stateline Wind Farm) [37]
Story County Wind Farm 300 USA Iowa 41°53′28″N 92°58′42″W / 41.89111°N 92.97833°W / 41.89111; -92.97833 (Story County Wind Farm) [38]
Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm 300 USA Illinois 40°57′20″N 88°28′54″W / 40.95556°N 88.48167°W / 40.95556; -88.48167 (Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm) [39]
Sweetwater Wind Farm 585.3 USA Texas 32°20′20″N 100°26′40″W / 32.33889°N 100.44444°W / 32.33889; -100.44444 (Sweetwater Wind Farm) [10]
Tongliao Beiqinghe Wind Farm 300 China 43°56′30″N 121°09′00″E / 43.94167°N 121.15000°E / 43.94167; 121.15000 (Tongliao Beiqinghe Wind Farm) [40][41]
Tongyu Wind Farm 300 China [18]
Twin Groves Wind Farm 396 USA Illinois 40°28′54″N 88°42′26″W / 40.48167°N 88.70722°W / 40.48167; -88.70722 (Twin Groves Wind Farm) [42]
Whitelee Wind Farm 539 UK East Renfrewshire, Scotland 55°41′14″N 4°13′43″W / 55.68722°N 4.22861°W / 55.68722; -4.22861 (Whitelee Wind Farm) [43]
Wulanchabu Hongji Wind Farm 296.5 China [44]
Windy Point/Windy Flats 400 USA Washington 45°44′31″N 120°43′32″W / 45.74194°N 120.72556°W / 45.74194; -120.72556 (Windy Point/Windy Flats) [45]
Xiangyang Wind Farm 400.5 China [18][46]
Zhangdong Wind Farm 300 China [18]

Other notable onshore wind farms[edit]

Wind farm Capacity
(MW)
Country State/Province Coordinates Notes
Altamont Pass Wind Farm 576 USA California 37°43′57″N 121°39′9″W / 37.73250°N 121.65250°W / 37.73250; -121.65250 (Altamont Pass Wind Farm) multiple farms[10]
Gansu Wind Farm 5,160 China Gansu 40°12′N 96°54′E / 40.200°N 96.900°E / 40.200; 96.900 (Gansu Wind Farm) multiple farms[47]
Jaisalmer Wind Park 1,064 India Rajasthan 26°56′27.45″N 70°53′23.21″E / 26.9409583°N 70.8897806°E / 26.9409583; 70.8897806 (Jaisalmer Wind Park) multiple farms[6][7]
Lower Snake River Wind Project 343 USA Washington under construction[48]
Macarthur Wind Farm 420 Australia Victoria Constructed and oporational nov 2012[49]
Milford Wind Corridor Project 203 USA Utah 102 MW second phase under construction[50]
San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm 615 USA California 33°54′53.53″N 116°35′18.35″W / 33.9148694°N 116.5884306°W / 33.9148694; -116.5884306 (San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm) multiple farms[10]
Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm 705 USA California 35°06′08″N 118°16′58″W / 35.10222°N 118.28278°W / 35.10222; -118.28278 (Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm) multiple farms[10]

Large proposed wind farms[edit]

The following table lists some of the largest proposed onshore wind farms, by nameplate capacity.

Wind farm Capacity (MW) Country State/Province Coordinates References
Talinay Wind Farm 1000 Chile Coquimbo [51][52]
Aubanel Wind Project 1000 Mexico Baja California [53]
Castle Hill Wind Farm 0860860 New Zealand North Island [54]
Dobrogea Wind Farm 15001500 Romania Dobrogea [55]
Hartland Wind Farm 1000500-1000 USA North Dakota 48°33′04″N 101°46′19″W / 48.55111°N 101.77194°W / 48.55111; -101.77194 (Hartland Wind Farm) [56]
Markbygden Wind Farm 40004000 at most Sweden Markbygden 65°25′N 20°40′E / 65.417°N 20.667°E / 65.417; 20.667 (Markbygden Wind Farm) [57]
Silverton Wind Farm 10001000 at most Australia New South Wales 31°45.760′S 141°18.403′E / 31.762667°S 141.306717°E / -31.762667; 141.306717 (Silverton Wind Farm) [58]
Titan Wind Project 50505050 USA South Dakota 44°30′58″N 99°12′6″W / 44.51611°N 99.20167°W / 44.51611; -99.20167 (Titan Wind Project) [59]
Loa Wind Farm 528 Chile Antofagasta [60]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GWEC, Global Wind Statistics 2013
  2. ^ E. Lantz, M. Hand, and R. Wiser (May 13–17, 2012) "The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy," National Renewable Energy Laboratory conference paper no. 6A20-54526, page 4
  3. ^ California U.S. Wind Energy Projects - California, Alta Wind Energy Center, 2009
  4. ^ [1] Industry Statistics, 2Q 2011
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ a b Started in August 2001, the Jaisalmer based facility crossed 1,000 Mw capacity to achieve this milestone
  7. ^ a b Suzlon creates India’s largest wind park; crosses 1 GW capacity in Jaisalmer
  8. ^ Project 4685 : Inner Mongolia Bayannur Wulanyiligeng 300MW Wind Power Project
  9. ^ a b AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Oregon
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Drilling Down: What Projects Made 2008 Such a Banner Year for Wind Power?
  11. ^ a b c d e f g AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Texas
  12. ^ Babcock & Brown and BP Announce Full Commercial Operation of one of the Largest Wind Farms in the U.S.
  13. ^ a b AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Iowa
  14. ^ China - Dabancheng Wind Farm now has a combined generating capacity of 500 MW
  15. ^ Acciona Completes Assembly of LatAm’s Largest Wind Farm Latin American Herald Tribune.
  16. ^ CEZ: Fantanele-Cogealac Wind Park
  17. ^ AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Indiana
  18. ^ a b c d Chinese-Danish Wind Energy Development Programme: Study on Standard of Wind Power Grid Integration and Upgrading the National Grid Code
  19. ^ Project 4462 : Gansu Guazhou 300 MW Wind Power Project
  20. ^ "Jiuquan wind power base completes first stage". China Daily. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "Winds of change blow through China as spending on renewable energy soars". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  22. ^ a b Parliament of Australia (February 19, 2010). Operating wind farms by Commonwealth Electoral Division Background note.
  23. ^ CPUC: ENERGY DIVISION RESOLUTION E-4278
  24. ^ CPUC: RPS_Project_Status_Table_2012_Jan_Update
  25. ^ Project 2918 : Huaneng Liaoning Fuxin Phase II Wind Farm Project
  26. ^ Project 3005 : North Longyuan Huitengliang Wind Power Project
  27. ^ York AWEA: U.S. Wind Energy Projects - New York
  28. ^ Energy Information Administration - October 2010 Electric Power Monthly
  29. ^ Dominion & Shell Complete 264-MW Mount Storm Wind Project
  30. ^ 196 Wind Turbines Cranking Out Power
  31. ^ Iberdrola Opens 404-MW Penascal Wind Farm Renewable Energy World, 22 June 2010.
  32. ^ E.ON Delivers 335-MW of Wind in Texas
  33. ^ [3], Shepherd Flat, one of the world's biggest wind farms, up and running in Oregon, 2012
  34. ^ Shiloh Wind Power Plant Fact Sheet
  35. ^ EnXco turns on $300M wind farm
  36. ^ "Enel Completes Smoky Hills Wind Project in Kansas". RedOrbit. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  37. ^ "Stateline Wind Energy Center". Renewable Northwest Project. Archived from the original on 2006-04-27. Retrieved 2006-05-15. 
  38. ^ Ken Black. Wind energy part of economic strategy Times-Republican, January 23, 2010.
  39. ^ VP 100: Illinois wind farm breathes new life into businesses Energy Empowers, September 23, 2010.
  40. ^ Huandian Power Corporation 2010 Interim results announcement
  41. ^ Project 3091 : Huadian Tongliao Beiqinghe 300 MW Wind Farm Project
  42. ^ Horizon Wind Energy
  43. ^ Whitelee Winfarm - About the Windfarm
  44. ^ Project 4150 : Inner Mongolia Wulanchabu Hongji Wind Farm Project
  45. ^ Hunton & Williams LLP Advises Cannon Power Group in Connection With Wind Project
  46. ^ Project 3346 : Jilin Xiangyang 1st phase Wind Power Project
  47. ^ Xinhua: Jiuquan wind power base completes first stage
  48. ^ "Lower Snake River Wind Project". Renewable Energy Development. October 26, 2010. 
  49. ^ Alexandra Weaver (17 Nov 2011). "Giant turbine blades arrive for Macarthur farm". The Standard. 
  50. ^ First Wind's Milford II Expansion Project Celebrates Milestones Renewable Energy World, November 18, 2010.
  51. ^ http://www.bnamericas.com/project-profile/en/Parque_Eolico_Talinay-Talinay
  52. ^ http://eolicatalinay.cl/
  53. ^ "Cannon Power Group and Gamesa Partner on Baja California Wind Farm". Green Energy News. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  54. ^ "Genesis planning massive windfarm". The New Zealand Herald. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  55. ^ "Iberdrola Plans World’s Largest Wind Farm in Romania". 
  56. ^ Denali Energy and Montgomery Energy Form Joint Venture Hartland Wind Farm in North Dakota
  57. ^ "Svevind and Enercon Team up for 4GW Wind Plan". Clean Edge (from New Energy Finance). June 26, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  58. ^ Huge wind farm plan announced
  59. ^ BP Ramps Up to Full Construction of First Phase of Wind Farm in South Dakota 05 August 2009.
  60. ^ http://www.bnamericas.com/project-profile/en/parque-eolico-loa-parque-eolico-loa