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Largest in Europe opened
1 December 1996
Europe's largest wind farm has opened at Carno in Powys, Wales. The 56, 600 kW Bonus turbines were officially switched on by Keith Henry, chief executive of National Power on October 23. Electricity from the £26 million development will cost just over £0.04/kWh. The wind farm is the eighth to be developed by National Wind Power -- a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Power which now owns the site. With its output of 33.6 MW, Carno wind farm has just taken over the title of Europe's largest from the nearby 31 MW development of Mitsubishi wind turbines at Llandinam. Carno is the fourth wind farm to be built in Powys, and wind now meets 40% cent of the county's electricity needs
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