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West Texas Wind Power

Wind power is fast becoming an alternative energy source of choice. Here in Nolan County we one of the Top 10 largest wind farms in the United States.

Nolan County: 1371 turbines 2060 MW
Surrounding 6 counties: 1845 MW
75 mile radius of Sweetwater 3905 MW

In terms of installed wind power capacity, the United States is currently second only to China. As of 31 September 2012, the top five states with the most wind capacity installed are:

Large wind farms in Texas
Wind Farm Installed Capacity (MW) Turbine Manufacturer County
Buffalo Gap Wind Farm 523 Vestas Taylor / Nolan
Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm 662 GE Energy / Siemens Sterling / Coke
Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center 735 GE Energy / Siemens Taylor / Nolan
Lone Star Wind Farm 400 Gamesa Shackelford / Callahan
Panther Creek Wind Farm 458 GE Energy Howard
Papalote Creek Wind Farm 380 Siemens San Patricio
Peñascal Wind Farm 404 Mitsubishi Kenedy
Roscoe Wind Farm 781 Mitsubishi Nolan
Sweetwater Wind Farm 585 GE Energy / Siemens / Mitsubishi Nolan
The ten largest wind farms in the United States are:
Project Capacity (MW) State
Alta Wind Energy Center 1020 California
Shepherds Flat Wind Farm 845 Oregon
Roscoe Wind Farm 781 Texas
Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center 736 Texas
Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm 705 California
Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm 662 Texas
San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm 619 California
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm 600 Indiana
Sweetwater Wind Farm 585 Texas
Altamont Pass Wind Farm 576 California
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