South Africa has officially opened its latest wind farm – an 80MW facility in Noupoort, the eastern Karoo region. Situated in the Umsobomvu Municipal Area located 10km east of Noupoort in the Northern Cape, Noupoort Wind Farm spans 7,500 hectares and comprises thirty five 99m-high wind turbines.
All 35 turbines of the R1.9 billion wind farm are now producing clean renewable electrical energy to meet the needs of almost 70,000 average South African households. Noupoort Wind Farm achieved its commercial operations date on schedule and on budget, according to the projects operator Mainstream Renewable Power.
Noupoort Wind Farm will generate around 304,800MWh of clean renewable energy per year and eliminate approximately 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year when compared to traditional fossil fuel power plants.
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