BP has broken ground on the 60MW, $100m Silver Star I project, the company’s first wind farm in Texas, US.
The project uses 24 Clipper 2.5MW wind turbine generators, the largest wind turbines built in the US, and will be the first application at scale of Clipper’s new C-96 wind turbine technology for BP.
‘Wind power is domestic, cost-effective and offers rural communities a fresh revenue stream without impact to traditional farming and grazing practices,’ said Bob Malone, chairman and president of BP America. ‘BP believes that sustainable energy alternatives and the development of the wind industry are in the best interests of the nation and the state of Texas.’
The project is a partnership between BP Alternative Energy and Clipper Windpower and will be located southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
BP’s US wind portfolio includes plans to develop almost 100 projects with a potential generating capacity of 15,000MW. These projects are the result of several agreements and acquisitions the company made last year.