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Tararua wind farm (2nd of 2)

Tararua wind farm

Construction of the largest wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere began in 1998. The Tararua farm is on an extremely windy site at the northern end of the Tararua Range, 10 kilometres north-east of Palmerston North. By 2004 the Tararua wind farm held 103 660-kilowatt wind turbines and generated 68 megawatts of energy.

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Veronika Meduna, 'Wind and solar power - Wind energy in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 12 Jun 2006