In the most recent instance of Jeff Bezos doing whatever he wants, the
future sovereign of Earth Amazon CEO stood brazenly atop a colossal new gust turbine and smashed a perfectly good champagne bottle upon its mighty crown.
Bezos tweeted out this video Thursday morning after Amazon announced that its largest gust farm yet, Amazon Wind Farm Texas, went online.
— Jeff Bezos (@ JeffBezos) October 19, 2017
According to Amazon, the freshly christened gust farm is the company’s 18 th solar and breeze farm in the U.S ., with another 35 to come.
This latest wind farm includes 100 breeze turbines, each of which is over 300 feet tall with wingspans longer than a 747 commercial airliner.
When the energy production from Amazon’s over 50 renewable gale and solar projects are blended — such as from its gale farms in Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia — the company says that it will eventually produce enough clean energy to power 330,000 homes for a year.
Amazon’s massive turbines join thousands more in Texas. In reality, windswept Texas creates more wind energy than any other state.
Bezos is a fan of doing big things in Texas. In a similar grandiose video posted on Instagram in May, Bezos announced the progress being stimulated on his new Blue Origin rocket factory. In the video, Bezos doesn’t stand precariously upon a towering wind turbine, but instead sits in chair while reclining on the factory’s roof, donning cool shades and holding a sign, “ROCKET FACTORY COMING SOON.”
In that particular video, Bezos did not smash any champagne bottles.