Amazon announced Thursday, Oct. 19, that it has launched its biggest wind farm yet, a Texas a property that will add more than 1 million MWh of clean energy to the grid each year from more than 100 turbines.
Amazon Wind Farm Texas is one of 18 wind and solar projects Amazon operates around the country. The firm said it has at least 35 more projects yet to come. The combination of Amazon's wind and solar investments can power over 330,000 homes annually, Amazon said.
The turbines at Amazon Wind Farm Texas are each over 300 feet tall. They have rotors with diameter measurements more than twice the wingspan of a Boeing Co. (BA) - Get Report 787 aircraft, Amazon added. The project is built, owned and operated by Lincoln Clean Energy.
"Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win," Kara Hurst, Amazon's worldwide director of sustainability, said. "It's right for our customers, our communities, our businesses and our planet."
Amazon stock slipped 1.2% to $985.17 late Thursday afternoon as the tech sector suffered.
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