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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Deepwater Wind developed the Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island, the only operational offshore wind farm in the U.S. to date. Russell Gold, WSJ, "European Developer Buys U.S. Offshore Wind Pioneer," 8 Oct. 2018 Vineyard Wind wants to build its wind farm on a 160,000-acre area south of the island of Martha’s Vineyard and 14 miles from the nearest shore. Washington Post, "Trump likes coal, but that doesn’t mean he’s hostile to wind," 23 Apr. 2018 Of that, 1,568 megawatts come from new wind farms and 565 megawatts come from new solar installations. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Renewable Power Plants Are Dominating 2018," 26 Apr. 2018 Another wind farm in Hardeman County will be ready in December 2019. San Antonio Express-News, "AT&T to tap into South Texas wind power," 15 June 2018 For context, last year Tesla appeared to offer a record-low price for its lithium-ion battery installation at the Hornsdale wind farm in Australia at $250/kWh. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Researchers propose a cheap nickel-hydrogen battery for grid storage," 31 Oct. 2018 The wake from the split meanders through the gorge's wind farms, causing output to spike and slump. Peter Fairley, Scientific American, "Weather-Smart Electric Grids Are Needed for Wind and Solar Power to Surge," 13 July 2018 There’s the Tesla batteries acting as backup for a wind farm in Australia. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Why the future of the power grid depends on giant batteries," 14 Aug. 2018 Dave Watkins oversees a wind farm on Route 66 exactly halfway between Los Angeles and Chicago. CBS News, "A red state goes green: How Texas became a pioneer in wind energy," 22 June 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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