A Stop on the Way Home
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On the way home from Frankenmuth just south of Toledo on I-75, I noticed the giant wind turbines of the wind farm west of Bowling Green. You can see these huge turbines for miles. Curiosity overcame the four of us in the car, and we detoured to see what the windmills were all about.
Once you head west on State Route 6 about 6 miles west of Bowling Green, the turbines come into view. This wind farm is the first utility sized facility in Ohio. The 30-story turbines are 257 feet tall generate electricity for cities who have joined together to fund and reap the benefits of wind energy. There are 4 towers harnessing the wind and producing electricity for Bowling Green and other small communities who have combined together to find alternate ways of producing electricity.
Curious visitors, like us, have driven to the wind farm in amazement of the sight. A solar powered kiosk provides information for those who wish to learn more about the sight in front of them. Wind speeds and the amount of energy produced can be learned by reading the computer screen in the kiosk. Pamplets are available for the taking. This is the perfect place for the turbines as the area is wide open and windy. As long as there is wind, electricity will be produced! What a great idea!
We were soon back on the road to home. A great short trip given to me as a birthday gift! Thanks, Guys!