WKN USA announced today that it began operations for two wind projects on December 22, 2012. After completing the development, the company managed the construction for its parent BayWa, which acquired a majority stake in WKN USA in August 2011. “We are very pleased to have successfully completed both projects on time and on budget for our new major shareholder”, states Florian Zerhusen President and CEO of WKN USA.
Project Mozart is located just north of Rotan, Texas and deploys twelve Nordex N100 2.5MW turbines. The 30MW project interconnects to the local grid system within ERCOT and is expected to deliver energy for more than six thousand households annually. This is the first phase of a larger 250MW development. WKN USA developed and constructed the nearby 63MW Snyder wind farm, which still deploys the tallest towers in the United States at 105 meters.
Project Wagner is located in Palm Springs, California deploying two Vestas V90 3MW turbines, the largest generator in the area producing as much energy as up to sixty of the older surrounding wind turbines. In November, the project was prominently featured in a news story on wind power in Palm Springs by FOX News 5 San Diego .
WKN USA, LLC is a joint venture between Germany’s BayWa AG and WKN AG. Based in San Diego, WKN USA is a leading turn-key developer of renewable energy projects. Formerly operating under Windkraft Nord USA, Inc., with support from BayWa, WKN USA can engage in a full range of activities including development, construction, finance, ownership and operation of projects as well as acquisitions of projects in in any stage of development and the turnkey financing, construction and sale of projects.
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