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The twelve wind turbines in the Albany Wind Farm supply about 75% of the electricity needs of the city of Albany - population 30,000.

The Wind Farm is located about 12km from the city and was opened in 2001.

Its towers are 65m high and each blade is 35m in length.

Each turbine can generate 1800kW, bringing the farm's capacity to 22MW.

The walkway shown in the picture is part of the Bibbulmun Track - which stretches 1,000km from Kalamunda (near Perth) to Albany.



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The fifteen wind turbines in the Blayney Wind Farm supply the annual electricity needs of 3,500 average Australian homes.

The Wind Farm is located 11km south-west of Blayney on the Mid-Western Highway.

Its towers are 45m high and each blade is 23m in length.

Each turbine can generate 660kW, bringing the farm's capacity to 10MW.



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The largest wind farm in Australia is at Wattle Point on the Yorke Peninsular in South Australia.

It was completed in 2005 and its 55 Wind Turbines have a total Capacity of 91MW which is enough renewable energy for up to 55,000 homes.

The second largest is the Walkaway Wind Farm near Geraldton in Western Australia - it has one less turbine than Wattle Point.

The NSW Department of Water and Energy provides details on wind turbines and wind farms in NSW.