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BP Alternative Energy has broken ground on Silver Star I, the developer's first wind project in Texas. The project, located 80 miles southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, will have a capacity of 60 MW and is owned 85% by BP and 15% by Clipper Windpower.

According to BP, Silver Star I will have 24 Clipper 2.5 MW wind turbine generators, the largest wind turbines built in the U.S., and will be the first application at scale of Clipper's new C-96 wind turbine technology.

Clipper says the wind turbine was designed to address current industry gearbox and other component deficiencies and minimize unscheduled maintenance events. Silver Star I is expected to be commercially operational by next spring.


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