Wellington Wind Turbine, Wellington 6023, New Zealand 

The Brooklyn wind turbine was New Zealand’s first viable commercial wind turbine, located in Wellington, New Zealand.
Meridian owns and manages the Brooklyn wind turbine, which set international production records for its size.

The Electricity Corporation of New Zealand installed the original Brooklyn wind turbine in March 1993. It was part of a research project to find out how wind turbines perform in New Zealand conditions.

In winds of between 50km/hour and 80km/hour, the turbine would generate up to 225kW of electricity. The wind turbine generated enough electricity each year for about 110 average New Zealand homes. Power generated by the turbine was fed into the local energy network for general distribution in Wellington.

The Brooklyn site was chosen because of Wellington’s strong winds. Its operation has provided valuable information in assessing the benefits of wind power generation in New Zealand

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