World`s highest wind farm built in Tibet

China has completed installing five wind turbines in Tibet at a height of about 4,900 meters above sea level, making it the highest wind farm in the world.

Last Updated: Aug 08, 2013, 21:20 PM IST

Beijing: China has completed installing five wind turbines in Tibet at a height of about 4,900 meters above sea level, making it the highest wind farm in the world.

Chinese wind energy major, Longyuan Power, plans to install 33 wind turbines on the farm, located in Naqu Prefecture in southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region.

With 28 more turbines yet to be installed, the facility is scheduled to be connected to the grid at the end of the year, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Once completed, it will help ensure steady power supply in Naqu, Longyuan said.

The wind turbines are supplied by Guodian United Power.

Tibet is rich in clean energy resources, including wind power, but its high altitude means the turbines will have to deal with extremely low temperatures, low air density and high wind speeds, the company said.

Wind farm developers are looking to start projects in high-altitude areas as technology improves.

PTI