Blowing in the wind


GE has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to supply and install 123 wind turbines for what is set to be Australia's largest wind farm, reports CNBC.

PARF is a partnership between AGL Energy Limited and the Queensland Investment Corporation. The Coopers Gap Wind Farm is due to be completed in 2019 and will be located 250 kilometers northwest of Brisbane, Queensland.

GE said that the 453 megawatt (MW) wind farm will produce around 1.51 million megawatt hours of renewable energy every year. This would be enough to power the equivalent of over 260,000 "average Australian homes" and cut CO2 emissions by 1.18 million metric tons annually.

According to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, wind energy is the country's fastest growing renewable energy source for electricity production. (Source: CNBC)

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