Leeward Renewable Energy repowering project increases Texas wind farm to 146 MW

By WPED Staff Leeward Renewable Energy successfully completed the repowering and final financial close of its Sweetwater 3 Wind Farm in Nolan County, Texas. Leeward procured the wind turbine equipment from GE Renewable Energy, which also provided construction services and is providing operations and maintenance services for the project. GE Energy Financial Services and BHE Renewables provided tax equity financing.
Sweetwater 3, one of Leeward’s original wind farms, has been operating since 2005. Through the repowering, the wind farm’s capacity will increase from 135 MW to roughly 146 MW, using the same number of turbines and footprint. With the newly repowered project, Sweetwater 3

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