Australia's Waubra Wind Farm, erected by Acciona Wind, is the largest wind facility in the southern hemisphere with 128 turbines and 192 megawatts capacity. The project consumes 173 square kilometers or 43,000 acres of land located 35 kilometers (nearly 22 miles) from the City of Ballaret shown in the foreground of the image. Commissioned in September 2009, the project has been plagued by news reports of noise disturbance.
Pictures filed under Impact on Landscape from Australia / New Zealand
Maori have attacked plans for more wind turbines in the Tararua Ranges, saying turbines are weakening the mauri (life force) and mana of the hill tops.
This image file, created August 2006, details the current, in progress, and at consent stages of wind facilities located in the Manawatu area of New Zealand.
The Albany Wind facility in Australia. The site includes twelve (12) model ENERCON E-66 wind turbine generators, each equipped with three 35 metrer long blades fitted to 65m towers.