Day 021 Benton County Wind Farm Video near Remington Indiana

Near Remington, Indiana there is the Benton County Wind Farm, you can see as you drive down 24, and here is a map.

I was driving along highway 24 that runs across most of Indiana and into Illinois when I started to see these majestic windmills along the side the road. I keep looking, thinking, and finally could not stop myself and drove toward them searching for a break. Finally stopped after a gravel road, and a couple of turn to a gravel service road that lead directly to one of the wind farm turbines. Thought about is, and decided I better ask the house next door for permission.

A nice man and his wife explained this information:

1. I was near Remington, I later learn Indiana.

2. There were maybe 1500 of them.

3. He did not like the noise.

4. They needed to be at least 1000 feet from a house.

5. They were supposedly creating more electricity than could be accepted by the electrical grid.

6. It took 10 years to break even on the cost of building.

None of this information is collaborated, do not put it on your homework assignment.

Wind Turbine Defined:

A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind, also called wind energy, into mechanical energy; a process known as wind power. If the mechanical energy is used to produce electricity, the device may be called wind turbine or wind power plant. If the mechanical energy is used to drive machinery, such as for grinding grain or pumping water, the device is called a windmill or wind pump. Similarly, it may be called wind charger when it is used to charge batteries.

The result of over a millennium of windmill development and modern engineering, today's wind turbines are manufactured in a wide range of vertical and horizontal axis types. The smallest turbines are used for applications such as battery charging or auxiliary power on boats; while large grid-connected arrays of turbines are becoming an increasingly important source of wind power-produced commercial electricity.


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