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BP broke ground September 12 on its first wind project in
Silver Star I will utilize 24 Clipper 2.5 MW wind turbine generators, the largest wind turbines built in the
"Wind power is domestic, cost-competitive and offers rural communities a fresh revenue stream without impact to traditional farming and grazing practices," said Bob Malone, chairman and president of BP America. "BP believes that sustainable energy alternatives and the development of the wind industry are in the best interests of the nation and the State of
The project will employ more than 100 people during its construction.
"We are very pleased to be partnering with BP, a world leader in renewable energy projects, as we break ground on the first Liberty wind turbine installations in the great State of Texas," said James G.P. Dehlsen, chairman and CEO of Clipper Windpower. "Clipper's commitment to both the success of its wind turbine technology and development of wind generating facilities is well reflected in the Clipper group's long-term ownership interest in the Silver Star project. The