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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The Baker administration announced on Wednesday that Vineyard Wind was selected for contracts to finance an 800-megawatt wind farm in federal waters south of the island, expected to cost about $2 billion. Joshua Miller And Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Baker adviser helped energy firms land big Mass. contracts," 28 May 2018 Trying to justify the two turbines as proof of concept doesn’t work either, given that big offshore wind farms generate electricity at 13.1 cents per kWh. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Green Logrolling Classic," 18 Nov. 2018 German wind farms have underpinned the country’s radical shift away from fossil fuels. Lars Paulsson, Bloomberg.com, "Europe’s Electricity Supply Could Drop Just in Time for the Next Blast of Heat," 22 June 2018 New England is particularly well suited to offshore wind farms. Stanley Reed And Ivan Penn, New York Times, "Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S.," 23 May 2018 Media: Euronews In recent years, Statoil had emerged as a pioneer in offshore wind farms and, most recently, on the floating wind turbine facilities that can be built even farther offshore where the winds are stronger. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Statoil name change to Equinor now official," 16 May 2018 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

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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