windmill park

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CT: Since the 1990s plans have been developed to build the largest windmill park of the Netherlands in the Noordoostpolder; partly on land and partly in the water of the Ijsselmeer.
Especially the neighbouring community of Urk is not pleased about this and often attracts attention from the media with their protests. They feel as if the plans for the park have been forced upon them; raising questions about the engagement of the locals in the process.

S: (last access: 28 February 2015)

N: 1. windmill (n): c.1300, from wind + mill. Similar formation in German Windmühle, Dutch windmolen, French moulin à vent. Verb meaning “to swing the arms wildly” is recorded from 1888. Related: Windmilled; windmilling.
park (n): mid-13c., “enclosed preserve for beasts of the chase,” from Old French parc “enclosed wood or heath land used as a game preserve” (12c.), probably ultimately from West Germanic parruk “enclosed tract of land”.
2. An assemblage of wind machines for the production of electricity.
3. Example: for a variety of practical, economic and logistic reasons, it is necessary to group a substantial number (hundred or two hundred, possibly more) wind turbines in relatively close proximity at an offshore location. The outputs from individual machines can then be connected together before transmission by cable to shore.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 28 February 2015). 2 & 3. (last access: 12 December 2014).

SYN: 1. wind turbine park. 2. wind farm. 3. wind mill farm, aerogenerator farm, wind-energy park, wind turbine cluster, wind turbine array.

S: 1. GDT (last access: 12 December 2014). 2. EEP – (last access: 12 December 2014); GDT (last access: 12 December 2014). 3. (last access: 12 December 2014).

CR: aeolian, [multibladed windmill], offshore wind farm, wind energy, windmill, wind turbine (1), wind turbine (2).