Construction on Whirlpool Corp.'s planned five-turbine wind farm is under way near Findlay, Ohio.
According to Whirlpool, the wind farm will have five wind turbines with Whirlpool utilizing two and nearby Ball Co. using three. The wind turbines, supplied by Goldwind USA, are expected to offset an estimated 22% of the company's electric consumption.
The $18 million Findlay Wind Farm, powered by five Goldwind GW 87/1500 wind turbines, is expected to begin operating by the end of the year. One Energy provided financing for the project.
‘We're making positive progress on improving our operations' footprint, while manufacturing energy-efficient products,’ explains Ron Voglewede, global sustainability director for Whirlpool Corp. ‘The dishwashers we make in Findlay are designed to lower energy and water consumption for our consumers while improving performance – the same as the Findlay Wind Farm will do for our plant.’