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Amazon Plans Wind Farm Near Abilene, Texas

As part of its renewable energy project, Amazon will build a Wind Farm west of Abilene in Scurry County, Texas.

According to company officials there will be more than 100 turbines, each with a diameter twice as long as the wingspan of a Boeing 747, and they're scheduled to start delivering energy to the grid by late 2017. The wind farm will power Amazon’s Texas’ facilities, with the leftover energy feeding into the overall state grid.

“We're excited to work with the community in Scurry County and a great team to generate more clean energy and bring additional jobs and investment to the area. This group effort will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours of wind energy annually – that's enough energy to power almost 90,000 American homes for a year,” company officials said.

“When this wind farm is complete, it will join our other wind farms in Indiana, North Carolina, and Ohio, and our solar farm in Virginia. The four previously announced wind and solar farms deliver energy to the electrical grids supplying both current and future Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud data centers. The five projects together will generate more than 2.6 million megawatt hours each year – enough to power more than 240,000 homes,” they explained.

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