There are two commercial-scale
wind projects in Queensland. One is on Thursday Island, and the
other is on Windy Hill, Atherton Tablelands. There are also many
small wind turbines used across rural Queensland.
See the EPA Sustainable Industries
Two wind turbines on Thursday Island meet about 10% of
the Islands energy needs (the balance is met by diesel generators).
These units (pictured left), are manufactured by Vestas and have
peak output of 225kW each. In their first year of operation, the
turbines produced 1,680 MWh of power. Average annual wind speed
on Thursday island is 7.5m/s.
Download brochure by Cadett Centre for Renewable Energy "Wind
Power for a Remote Island Community"