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 Construction has yet to begin on a major offshore wind farm in New England, despite a 2016 state law designed to spur these projects. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Here’s a look at the winners and losers in the state’s far-reaching climate bill," 4 Jan. 2021 In a country where rural, mostly white landowners can still stymie vital wind farm and transmission line projects, comparatively little attention is paid to potential resistance to negative emissions. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "Carbon Capture Is Not a Climate Savior," 24 Dec. 2020 Iberdrola is now the world’s second largest renewable energy generator outside of China, with projects in 30 countries, including an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea and a wind and solar farm in Australia. Sarah Mcfarlane, WSJ, "The New Green Energy Giants Challenging Exxon and BP," 11 Dec. 2020 So, tapping into Great River’s line anywhere outside of its starting point at Coal Creek — say for a wind farm — would require the construction of an AC converter. Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune, "Great River's power line gives it leverage in any potential sale," 5 Dec. 2020 In 2008, the company went international with a wind farm in Quebec. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, "How wind and solar toppled Exxon from its place as America’s top energy company," 30 Nov. 2020 Los Angeles City Council approved a contract last month to buy power from a New Mexico wind farm, as have several other California electricity providers. Sammy Roth Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Boiling Point: In the West, opposing natural gas is tricky — even for a Democrat with climate cred," 26 Nov. 2020 The hotel receives the rest of its energy from Aruba's grid, which includes the Vader Piet wind farm and a solar array that generate about a quarter of the island's energy. Jim Wyss, Bloomberg.com, "Pedal Power and Pigs Helped a Caribbean Resort Go Carbon-Neutral," 19 Nov. 2020 Casper: Regulators have voted to deny a renewable energy company a lease to build a wind farm on state land. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Turkey downsizing, saliva testing, mask effects: News from around our 50 states," 11 Nov. 2020

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Wind farm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wind%20farm. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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