VLOG Series, Blown Away at the Wind Farm, Bowling Green, Ohio
As you’re driving along State Route 6 in Northwest Ohio, many travelers notice the wind turbines in the distance. It’s isn’t until you get closer to them that you take in just how HUGE these turbines are! Standing at 257 feet tall, you can see the wind turbines from many spots in Bowling Green. Each blade is about 134 feet long and so the wind turbines at their highest point are well over 400 feet above the corn surrounding the wind farm.
These aren’t just large structures that make great backgrounds for photos (though you can use them for that), these wind turbines provide clean energy to over 2,500 Bowling Green residents. Ohio’s first wind farm was built in late 2003 and provides 7.2 megawatts of energy to customers.
The wind turbines are also a great educational opportunity! Just off of SR 6 is an informational kiosk that gives the history of the wind farm and gives information on how the wind turbines work. The kiosk is free and available to the public. Groups and classes of 10 or more can schedule a full tour of the wind farm with the City of Bowling Green’s Sustainability Coordinator, Amanda Gamby. While on this special tour for groups, Amanda has talked about the importance of the wind farm to the BG community and the environment, answered questions, and will even take you up into the base of a wind turbine!
The public is invited to visit the informational kiosk whenever they want to learn about the
wind farm. If you would like to schedule a tour for a group or class you can call 419-354-6222. You can also find more information about the wind farm online at: https://www.bgohio.org/departments/utilities-department/wind-turbines/. Stop out or schedule a group tour to see for yourself how we’ve put the ‘green’ in Bowling Green!
Bowling Green Rd. W
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Author/Editor: Carmen Cano, Bowling Green CVB & David Thornbury, Sandusky County CVB