wind farm

noun

Definition of wind farm

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

Examples of wind farm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Casper Star-Tribune reported that the Bureau of Land Management recently released the third environmental assessment of the wind farm for public comment. USA TODAY, "Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Breaking Bad’ beer, cheetahs, record muskie: News from around our 50 states," 24 Oct. 2019 Unlike more predictable sources of energy, the energy produced by a wind farm can vary from day to day, forcing utilities to offload excess supplies and make up for shortages. Wired, "To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source," 14 Oct. 2019 And electricity production is almost entirely from renewables: 96 percent from hydropower and 2 percent from wind farms. Kieran Mulvaney, National Geographic, "Climate change report card: These countries are reaching targets," 19 Sep. 2019 Turbine manufacturer Vestas will supply a total of 229 turbines for the wind farm. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Xcel Energy names company to build huge Cheyenne Ridge wind project on Eastern Plains," 7 Sep. 2019 Macquarie, a bank, is among the heavyweights taking stakes in wind farms, providing capital that fuels more competition. The Economist, "Orsted has helped boost the prospects of offshore windpower," 31 Aug. 2019 Earlier generations of offshore wind farms were doomed by public objections to blighted vistas. New York Times, "The Hamptons Love Green Energy. But That Wind Farm?," 14 Sep. 2019 Local people experienced several forms of exclusion during the construction of the wind farm. Zoe Cormack, Quartz Africa, "Kenya’s huge wind power project might be great for the environment but not for local communities," 3 Sep. 2019 But town officials had concerns about the costs of operating and maintaining a wind farm. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "The small Colorado town of Walden, in oil and gas country, has a new solar array. And it floats.," 1 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of wind farm

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Wind farm.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wind%20farm. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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