Renewable energy firm RWE Innogy has opened a 35MW onshore wind energy facility in Western Pomerania, Poland.

The Tychowo wind farm, which is situated near the city of Stargard Szczecinski, consists of 15 Siemens turbines each with a generating capacity of 2.3MW and a maximum height of 150m.

The wind project generates nearly 70,000MWh of electricity annually, which is enough to power more than 35,000 Polish households for a year.

The facility, which has already been on stream since December 2010, is expected to avoid 65,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

RWE Innogy COO Paul Coffey said the company plans to install nearly 300MW of wind power in Poland by 2015.

"The Polish government plans to increase the share of electricity generated from renewables from 5.7% in 2010 to 19.5% in 2020," Coffey said.