Address: Strada Valle Lama, Cocullo

Hours: Permission from the Comune is required


The farm is placed at an altitude of 1350 m above sea level and consists of 37 wind turbines - of two different types - each with 3 fiberglass blades pre-impregnated with epoxy resin.  They are between 25.3m and 28.3m in height and weigh between 1900 and 2400 kg.  Each one produces 850 kw of power making a total of 31.45 mw. Due to its exploitation of the wind as an energy source, harmful emissions amounting to 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 4,300 tonnes of dust are avoided per year.  There is a saving of 260,000 barrels of oil, while at the same time taking care of the average energy needs of 10,000 households.
The care with which it was built and the devices which have been used are in keeping with the surrounding nature and mean that it does not create problems of environmental impact. For example, aerogenerators were spaced between them to protect the birds, and the medium voltage electricity lines were laid underground and the soil of the work area replanted with vegetation.

Historical Notes

The wind farm, built in the municipality of Cocullo by the company Gamesa Energia Italy, was built in 2005 to meet energy production needs using non-polluting and environmentally friendly installations according to the targets set by the Kyoto Protocol, which entered into force a few weeks before the commissioning of these wind turbines. The structures use wind to produce clean energy avoiding the release into the atmosphere of polluting substances, while safeguarding the surrounding ecosystem. Even better are the economic results as the wind farm was constructed entirely within the local area and uses a specially formed local workforce to manage it.