Albany Wind Farm, Albany

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Experience the power of the wind at Albany Wind Farm, a wind power station featuring 18 turbines that produce over 80 percent of Albany’s electricity. The wind farm, with its long boardwalks along the rugged cliffs and panoramic views of the ocean, is a popular stop for travelers from around the world. The site’s turbines are the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, designed to withstand the strongest winds likely in the region, and incorporating special lightning protection. The farm is located at an elevated position, approximately 80 meters (262 ft) above the Southern Ocean, which allows the turbines to exploit the local wind conditions to the maximum. See Albany Wind Farm and all Albany has to offer by arranging your trip with our Albany planner .
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  • It was a very interesting but unusual place in many ways & for once being so close to the wind turbines was a speechless experience. But glad we got to visit them .  more »
  • Great place to visit. The wind farm is beautiful with beautiful scenery. We were able to whale watching as well.  more »
  • This is perched on the top of the bluffs looking over the southern ocean. It is a short walk to a lookout over a beautiful coast. The towers themselves are spectacular. 75 m high with 35 m long blades...  more »
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  • Beautiful tourist location on southern coast of Albany. It's 24 hours accessible and parking is free. Also available are hang gliding and kite sports nearby but only during day.
  • Wonderful to see clean power generated. Albany is 80% powered by the Albany Wind Farm. Why doesn't the state government mandate 100+% clean energy for Albany. Solar is also a great option! We are a small nation, population wise - but a dirty nation energy wise. We MUST drastically reduce our coal consumption for power needs! Lets lead the World in clean energy production, rather than be dragged kicking and screaming to clean energy conferences. Politician's everywhere, but not a Statesman in sight.
  • So good to see renewables in play. This place supposedly generates 80% of Albany's power, which is amazing. Great views around the area as well.
  • Big wind turbines. Nothing too special. May look alright when lit up by a nice sunset. Lookouts nearby feature some nice aspects for landscape photos in the right light.
  • I have been there in 2016. Amazing experience and fabulous view. Informative site
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