wind farm


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 It’s been 20 years since the first wind farm was built in Lewis County, and since then more have followed, bringing a steady income stream to the small dairy farmers whose land hosts the towering white turbines. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 The Babbitt Ranch Energy Center wind farm should operate by December 2023, according to the company. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, 14 Jan. 2022 The Wednesday approval out of the Interior and Commerce Departments brings the South Fork wind farm closer to providing enough power for 70,000 homes to Long Island, New York, along an underwater cable. Gregory Wallace, CNN, 24 Nov. 2021 In Senegal, a few solar farms dot the interior, and a wind farm lies on the northern coast. Nick Roll, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Nov. 2021 And a pilot wind farm off the fishing port of Peterhead, just north of Aberdeen, represents a new frontier for this field. New York Times, 27 Sep. 2021 Even after a wind farm goes online, much can go wrong. Washington Post, 8 May 2021 The biggest operational offshore wind farm in the world right now, Hornsea Project One, is about 75 miles off England’s Yorkshire coast in the North Sea. Petra Cahill, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2021 Just months ago, the administration approved the nation's first major commercial offshore wind farm off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Harold Maass, The Week, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of wind farm

1980, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jan 2022

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“Wind farm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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