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Öland wind capacity doubles
1 March 1998
Sweden's largest wind farm so far was inaugurated by the general director of the Swedish National Energy Administration, Thomas Korsfeldt, on February 17. Consisting of 13 Wind World 600 kW turbines from Denmark, totalling 7.8 MW, the Kastlösa Väst wind farm lies on the west coast of the island of Öland. The island utility, Borgholm Energi, owns four of the turbines and the remainder are owned by the project's developer, Vindkompaniet, which specialises in developing wind stations for community ownership. The wind capacity on Öland, which has some of the best wind resources in Sweden, has been more than doubled by the new project, to 13 MW.
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