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Amazon opens 253-MW wind park in Texas

Amazon opens 253-MW wind park in Texas”

Amazon has already launched 18 wind and solar projects across the United States of America already with over 35 more in the pipeline but the Texas wind farm is the biggest so far. The wind farm in northwestern Texas Scurry County has more than 100 wind turbines, each more than 300 feet tall. The massive wind farm will add more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year.

Hurst added that Amazon now had 18 wind and solar projects in the US, with over 35 still to come. Apple, meanwhile, already powers all of its data centers through renewable energy sources.

When it opens, the 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, is expected to generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually, or enough to power almost 90,000 U.S. homes. Together, these projects will generate enough clean energy to power over 330,000 homes annually.

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.

Amazon Web Services, the leader in providing rented computing power to businesses, aims to have its fleet of data centers powered entirely by renewable energy at some point.

"Companies are declaring 100 percent renewable-energy targets", said Kyle Harrison, a New York-based analyst at New Energy Finance.

"Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win-win - it's right for our customers, our communities, our business, and our planet", Kara Hurst, Amazon's worldwide director of sustainability, said in a statement Thursday.

Amazon has turned on its largest wind farm.



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