Amazon Wind Farm in North Carolina

Chris Carnevale | August 14, 2020 | North Carolina, Wind

Recent advances in wind energy technology have made wind energy an economic and reliable source of power throughout the Southeast. The first coastal wind farm to be built in the Southeast, called the Amazon Wind Farm North Carolina – Desert Wind, started producing power in 2017 in Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties, near Elizabeth City.

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) visited the wind farm in July 2018 to learn from local officials how the wind farm is impacting the community. Take a look at the videos below to hear what different members of the community had to say.

Community Voices:

“Growing the Rural Economy with Amazon Wind Farm North Carolina”


“Amazon Wind Farm From The Economic Developer’s Perspective”

“Amazon Wind Farm From The County Planning Staff Perspective”

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Chris Carnevale
Chris is SACE’s Climate Advocacy Director. Chris joined the SACE staff in 2011 to help with building public understanding and engagement around clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Chris…
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