The Western Australian great southern town of Mount Barker is running on green power after the town’s wind farm was officially opened at the weekend.
Three wind turbines have been mounted on a hill at a farm just north of the town.
The turbines were switched on late last month and are now connected to the grid.
The wind turbines are now spinning on a hill on a private sheep farm 4 km north of Mt Barker on the western side of Albany Highway. The windfarm consists of three 800kW E53 Enercon wind turbines, bigger than those in Esperance but smaller than those in Albany. As Mt Barker is inland, they will be on 73m high towers. The project cost about $8.5 million in total.
Further details on the project here.