A 2.5 MW wind farm of five Enercon E40 machines was inaugurated early last month at Palmas, an inland location in the state of Parana. It is the third small wind plant commissioned by Enercon in Brazil over the last six months. The projects have a combined capacity of 17.5 MW and include a 10 MW plant at Prainha and a 5 MW project at Taiba, both on the Atlantic coast of Ceara province. The Ceara plants were built at the end of 1998 and inaugurated in February, with power being sold to the local utility, Coelce. Some components for the E40 machines were built at the Wobben Windpower factory at Sorocaba, Enercon says.
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