wind farm

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Definition of wind farm 

: an area of land with a cluster of wind turbines for driving electrical generators

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Avangrid Renewables is developing the 286-megawatt Karankawa wind farm in Bee and San Patricio counties, which are just inland from Port Aransas and Aransas Pass north of Corpus Christi. Rye Druzin, San Antonio Express-News, "While offshore wind gets developed, Texas will likely stay onshore," 22 June 2018 These agreements have gotten increasingly sophisticated: Companies can even arrange to pay for a new wind farm in a different state, such as Oklahoma, and obtain credits from the project even if the electricity is going to someone else. New York Times, "A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom," 1 June 2018 Although prices vary with the seasons and the time of day, electricity from wind farms and large solar power plants is already as cheap as electricity from fossil fuel plants in some places, and renewable prices are expected to decline further. David R. Baker, SFChronicle.com, "Despite fear of Trump, California considers sharing control of power grid," 16 June 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW Three of the wind farms are expected to become operational in December including one that straddles Duval and Webb counties in South Texas. San Antonio Express-News, "AT&T to tap into South Texas wind power," 15 June 2018 These drones make performing high-altitude maintenance easier, great news for the ever-increasing number of wind farms in the country. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "De-Icing Wind Turbines Is Easy With a Giant Drone," 27 Mar. 2018 Foley said the wind power will be more expensive, but the county sees it as an economic development project that could lead to much larger wind farms in the lake. John Funk, cleveland.com, "Landfill-based solar farm in Brooklyn will reduce Cuyahoga County power bills (photos)," 20 Feb. 2018 Industry body WindEurope released statistics Tuesday that showed 3.1 gigawatts of capacity came online last year, thanks to the installation of 13 new offshore wind farms. David Meyer, Fortune, "Europe's Wind Power Industry Is Blowing Up Offshore," 6 Feb. 2018 NextEra won the contract and built a wind farm for Appalachian in Indiana. Russell Gold, WSJ, "How a Florida Utility Became the Global King of Green Power," 18 June 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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