A huge wind farm owned by Amazon in Scurry County, Texas, is poised to inject more than 1 million megawatt hours of clean energy to the grid every year. Amazon Wind Farm Texas is the company’s largest wind farm with more than 100 turbines, each rising to over 300-feet.
With rotors twice the wingspan of a Boeing 787, the wind farm will bring to 18, the number of wind and solar projects owned by Amazon in the United States.
The wind farm was constructed, owned and run by a company that builds wind and solar projects in the U.S. called Lincoln Clean Energy. A deal between the company and Amazon allows the retail giant to buy 90 percent of the facility’s production.
In a statement, Amazon’s worldwide director of sustainability Kara Hurst, said that the company’s objective is to use 100 percent renewable energy to drive its worldwide operations. She added that Amazon’s investment in clean energy will expand with 35 projects in the pipeline emphasizing that it is the right thing to do not only for their customers but also for the business, the communities they work in and the world.
The United States remains one of the fastest growing wind markets in the world with advanced technologies that have enabled offshore installation of the Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island. The facility, the United States’ first offshore wind farm, is a five-turbine, 30-megawatt system that came into service last year.