Re: America's 1st Wind Turbine in Grandpa's Knob, Vermont
800,000 watts or about 1000 watt hrs per hour for 800 homes-500watt hrs per hour for 1600 homes.
This would average out to 360 KWHrs per month- or about $40/month. I'm guessing most of the houses didn't use 500 watts all the time, or even average that much-maybe they used 100 KWHrs a month or less back then.
Anyone have any idea how much electric energy an average urban house used in 1943?? Very few had ACs or electric heaters, zero TVs but tube radios might use 100 watts?? Light bulbs were probably about it back them.
Shame it didn't work out-cheap coal killed it I guess.
Isn't there a mountain in the NE-Mt Washington-with staggeringly high winds- in NH ??
Of well-interesting stuff-thanks