New wind farm in the United States
12/2022 - Back to overview
Silver Maple generates clean electricity
W.E.B successfully completed its second wind power project in the United States. The Silver Maple wind farm in Maine with five wind turbines and an installed capacity of 20 WM was recently put into operation and now provides sustainable energy to the region.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) had awarded the project to W.E.B back in September 2020. Once again, W.E.B and its subsidiary SWEB Development USA demonstrated their competitive position in the international market. The call for tender accepted a total of 15 projects with an overall capacity of about 502.5 MW – including 14 photovoltaic power projects; the only successful wind power project was submitted by W.E.B. After the start of construction in May 2021, the wind turbines were finally put into operation according to schedule.
Additional value for the region
As all W.E.B projects, the company realized Silver Maple with a special focus on the aspect of regionality. The U.S. team of W.E.B selected as many suppliers and partners from the region as possible in order to positively affect the regional creation of value. Moreover, the region benefits from the protection of a piece of land close to the coast. This is how W.E.B combines climate protection and nature conservation.
Even the residents of the wind farm Pisgah Mountain, opened in 2016, benefit from Silver Maple. In the course of construction work, the existing wind farm was be equipped with on-demand night-time marking, meaning that the warning lights will only go on when a flying object approaches. The cutting-edge technology puts an end to the constant night-time lighting of wind power plants.