Honda Transmission in Ohio has commissioned a new wind energy project that will install two turbines and provide 1- percent of the plant's electricity needs.
The growing world of wind energy is becoming a reality for residents benefiting from wind farms and now businesses investing in renewable energy resources for their plants and warehouses. In Ohio, the Honda transmission plant is taking huge steps toward energy conservation and efficiency. According to Wind Power Engineering and Development, Honda has commissioned a project to install two wind turbines that will supply 10 percent of the plant's electricity.
The new turbine installation will make Honda the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the U.S. to receive a large amount of its electricity directly from wind turbines on the property, reported Wind Power Engineering and Development. Honda has commissioned studies for the new project and it will significantly drop CO2 emissions as well as be a cost-effective source of electricity for the plant. The installation will also have no negative impact on the surrounding wildlife and environment.
The two wind turbines have an estimated capacity of 10,000 megawatt hours per year. The turbine blades will be 160 feet long and each tower will be 260 feet tall on the Honda Transmission property, which is ideal for a maximum of two wind turbines.
"We appreciate the support we have received from the township and our neighbors throughout all phases of the project that will help Honda work toward our goal of reducing CO2 emissions," Gary Hand, vice president of Honda Transmission told The Columbus Dispatch. "This is just one of many ways that Honda is seeking to reduce our environmental footprint."
Green initiatives from Honda impacting Ohio
The new wind project is just one of the latest "green" initiatives to come from Honda. In 2012, Honda was one of the biggest employers that successfully urged Ohio lawmakers and legislation not to weaken the state's standards and regulations for renewable energy and energy efficiency, according to The Columbus Dispatch. During the debate last year, Honda was one of the few companies to stand up against weakening standards for renewable energy while many other major corporations in Ohio opposed renewable energy and asked for changes to the rules, reported The Columbus Dispatch.
Honda is trying to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and has plans for more "green" indicatives in North America in the future. The automobile company also has plans to reduce energy use and waste from their manufacturing operations, reported Wind Power Engineering and Development.
Honda Transmissions in Ohio is making major steps toward reduced CO2 emissions by installing two wind turbines on their plant's property to help electricity needs.