US based online retailer Amazon is planning build a 253MW wind farm in Scurry County, Texas.
The wind farm will feature more than 100 turbines, which will generate about 100,000MWh of energy annually.
Each turbine will have rotor diameter about 120m, twice as much wingspan of a Boeing 747.
Amazon sustainability director Kara Hurst said: “We’re excited to work with the community in Scurry County and Lincoln Clean Energy to generate 1,000,000MWh of renewable energy each year from West Texas.
“Amazon Wind Farm Texas is our largest renewable energy project to date and the newest milestone in our long-term sustainability efforts across the company.”
Expected to power about 90,000 US households, the project is scheduled to be commissioned in late 2017. It is said to be Amazon’s largest renewable energy project to date.
Amazon earlier announced plans to developed four wind and solar projects in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.
Power generated from these projects is delivered to the electrical grids to power current and future Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud data centers.
The company said that its five renewable projects will generate a total of more than 2.6 million MWh of clean energy annually, enough to power more than 240,000 US households.
US-based Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) will construct, own and operate the new wind farm.
Lincoln Clean Energy founder and CEO Declan Flanagan said: “Direct purchasing by large, long-term thinking customers like Amazon has quickly become a key driver of the transition to renewable power across the US.”
About 90% of the power generated by the new wind farm will be sold to Amazon under a long- term power purchase agreement.