IN BRIEF Retail giant Amazon has announced the Amazon Wind Farm Texas, a massive farm housing more than 100 turbines that will add 1 million megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy to the local grid. It is the company’s 18th renewable energy project in the U.S., with 35 more in the planning stages. On Thursday, October 19, Amazon launched their largest wind farm yet. Located in Scurry County, the Amazon Wind Farm Texas houses more than 100 turbines that will add 1 million megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy to the local grid, enough to power over 90,000 American homes for a year, according to the official press release. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos officially christened the wind farm, breaking a bottle of what’s presumably champagne on top of one of the wind turbines, which is about 91 meters (300 feet) high with a rotor that’s twice the wingspan of a Boeing 787 in diameter. Fun day christening Amazon’s latest wind farm. #RenewableEnergypic.twitter.com/cTxeXdsFop — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 19, 2017 The Amazon Wind Farm Texas is owned and operated by Lincoln Clean Energy, and the entire project took only a little over a year to complete. With the addition of this new farm, Amazon’s wind and solar projects… continue reading
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