Amazon CEO commemorates opening of giant wind farm in a smashing way

Amazon CEO commemorates opening of giant wind farm in a smashing way

Amazon Wind Farm Texas comprises of more than 100 turbines, and each turbine is over 300 feet tall with a rotor diameter more than twice the wingspan of a Boeing 787.

In related news, Danish wind giant Vestas yesterday confirmed details of a new project to deliver the world's first utility-scale wind, solar, and battery energy storage project.

With its opening, the mega retailer now has 18 wind and solar projects in operation and 35 more that it plans to build.

According to Mashable, Amazon aims to provide clean energy power to over 3 lakh homes every year through the combined energy of its 50 renewable solar and wind projects in Ohio, Carolina, and Virginia.

"Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win-win - it's right for our customers, our communities, our business, and our planet", said Kara Hurst, Amazon's Worldwide Director of Sustainability. The project was developed by Lincoln Clean Energy, which is an I Squared Capital portfolio company.

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Kara Hurst, Amazon's director of sustainability, said in a news release that the company has 18 wind and solar projects running across the US, and 35 more in the works.

Texas is home to much of that legacy power, thanks to its massive oil industry.

Google's parent company, Alphabet, may be the largest investor in renewables, pursuing all carbon-free sources to power its operations. The site is already up and running and supplying the energy grid with 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy every year.

Towards the end of past year, America's first offshore wind farm commenced commercial operations.

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