The tallest wind turbines in the U.S. have been installed in Texas — the Vestas V90 turbines are 345 feet high, and are rated at 3 megawatts each. They are part of the 63 megawatt Snyder Wind Project, a wind farm that’s just been installed in western Texas.
Texas is already home to Horse Hollow, the world’s largest wind farm with 421 wind turbines that generate a total capacity of 735 megawatts.
The turbine towers at Snyder are so tall because wind conditions are best at that height — will produce energy sufficient to power more than 12,000 average Texas homes annually.
The wind farm was built by Enel SpA and GE Energy Financial Services. The two companies are also working together on another 101 megawatt wind farm project in Kansas.
Workers repair a 1.5 MW wind turbine — the turbines at Snyder are twice this size.
Via: GE Press Release