wind farm


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And in another study of 2,155 other German adults, a conspiracy mentality was far and away the biggest predictor of voting against a wind farm, much more so than age, gender, education level, or being politically right-wing. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 12 Dec. 2022 This will be Sempra’s third Mexico wind farm, and the company is also planning a battery facility in Mexico that will serve California’s Imperial Valley, per Rob Nikolewski at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2022 The language, drafted as an amendment that didn’t make it into the final bill, would have benefited Randazzo’s former client, a group of Huron County property owners who were fighting state approval for a wind farm. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 1 Aug. 2022 Fairbanks An Interior Alaska electric cooperative is planning to retire one of its two coal plants and seek proposals to build a large-scale wind farm, while also upgrading its battery storage system and coming up with an agreement to purchase more natural gas from Southcentral Alaska. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 1 July 2022 But last year, Knox County commissioners voted 14-1 to approve Orion Energy’s proposed wind farm. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 June 2021 This isn’t a new problem It’s been clear for at least a decade that new and upgraded power lines would be needed to facilitate construction of more solar farms in California’s Central Valley, geothermal plants by the Salton Sea and floating wind farms off the coast. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2023 Sure, construction has finally begun on the country’s first large-scale, offshore wind farm, Vineyard Wind. Jon Chesto,, 28 Mar. 2023 Two wind farms, to be built off the coast of Long Island, are scheduled to start operating in the next five years. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wind farm was in 1980

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“Wind farm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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