Travelers crossing Van Wert County on U.S. Highway 30 can easily see the vast expanse of wind farms (about 200 turbines) situated to the north of the highway. These turbines are capable of producing 304 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 500 average homes. The wind project was completed at a cost of $600m in March 2012 and started commercial operation in June.The wind farm generates clean electricity to power approximately 76,000 houses per annum. The wind farm eliminates the emission of 1.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide a year, which is equivalent to taking 114,000 cars off the road. A “Drive-It-Yourself” tour map is available from the Van Wert Area Convention & Visitors Bureau office.
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