Windy Lake Erie good power source

DEAR EDITOR:

It probably would not be difficult to get a grant to install wired pole lines from Lake Erie to Youngstown.

Then, about six miles offshore, small islands where the lake is only about 45 feet deep could be built and windmills mounted on them. Just as power lines are run down Route 11, a few power stations could be installed along the way. The stations could charge electric cars, making grant money easy to get. Because of the recent competition, the price of windmills has fallen greatly, and windmill manufacturers have a hard time making profits compared to years past.

Wind charts show the highest winds in Ohio are on Lake Erie, about six miles offshore. The output power of windmills does not double if you double the wind speed, as some may think. Doubling the wind speed gives nine times more power, making it important to pick windmill sites where wind speeds are higher.

DON MOLER

Girard

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