Wind farm

Posted: 6 November 2000

A cluster of wind turbines (up to several hundred) for generating electrical energy, erected in areas where there is a nearly steady prevalent wind; such areas generally occur near mountain passes.

Sources: The Environment Dictionary by David D. Kemp, published by Routledge, London, 1998, Online editions of The Encylopaedia Britannica (© 1999-2000 Britannica.com Inc), and Microsoft® Encarta® Dictionary (Copyright © 2000 Microsoft Corporation).