Wind Power Cuts Ohio Schools' Electric Bills


UPDATED: Sunday May 12, 2013 1:20 PM

Two northwest Ohio school districts say wind power is reducing their electricity bills and adding new learning tools for math and science classes.
    
The Blade newspaper reports that the Archbold and Pettisville school districts west of Toledo recently celebrated completion and operation of 750-kilowatt wind turbines.
    
The Pettisville district is trying to meet most of its K-12 school complex energy needs through the turbine, solar panels, and geothermal heating and cooling.
    
Archbold's superintendent says his district's turbine is expected to provide about 64 percent and possibly up to 74 percent of the electricity its high school and elementary school need. The turbine already has cut the district's power bill by about $9,000 a month.

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