GE & Leeward successfully repower Texas’ Sweetwater 1 & 2 wind farms

By Michelle Froese Leeward Renewable Energy has announced the successful completion of the repowering of Leeward’s combined capacity 136-MW Sweetwater 1 & 2 wind farms in Nolan County, Texas. GE Renewable Energy is the wind-turbine provider for the project and GE Energy Financial Services provided tax-equity financing.
Repowering involved installing new technology to increase turbine efficiency, extend asset life, and reduce operating costs.
The Sweetwater 1 & 2 repowering program enhances performance by replacing major existing components and providing a material increase in annual energy production. Through the repowering project, the companies installed state-of-the-art technology at the facilities to increase the sites’ efficiency, reduce costs,

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