Wind Mills Asheville NC

Local resource for wind mills in Asheville, NC. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to energy of wind, rotational energy, and milling grain as well as advice and content on pumping water and wind turbines.

Green Brothers Solar, LLC
(828) 280-7287
8 White Ave
Asheville, NC
Services
solar thermal, Solar PV, Radiant floor, Training

Sundance Power Systems, Inc.
(828) 645-2080
11 Salem Hill Rd.
Weaverville, NC
Services
Solar Electricity, Solar Hot Water, Radiant Floor Heat, Wind and Hydro Power for Residential and Commercial Systems.

NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
NC Solar Now, a SolarTEK Energy of NC company
(919) 439-0556
2031 Progress Court
Raleigh, NC
 
Alondra Energy Group Usa
(704) 926-9942
1815 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC
 
Asheville Geothermal Inc.
(828) 712-6786
PO Box 18757
Asheville, NC
Services
Geothermal HVAC Systems

Appalachian State University
(252) 717-9730
PO Box 9096
Boone, NC
 
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
Albemarle Home Energy Audits
(252) 377-2210
102 Mattaponi Drive
Hertford, NC
Services
home energy audits

Accelerate Solar
(877) 997-7652
1719 Kensington Drive
Charlotte, NC
Services
Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Photovoltaics, Solar Power, Interconnection

Wind to Pump Water

Windmills have been used to pump water since as early as the 7th century, in Persia. Popularly identified with Holland (where they are instrumental in draining the land reclaimed from the sea by dikes), windmills have also been used extensively in the US, as part of the farm homestead.

Today, wind is still used to pump water simply and effectively, without wasting energy unnecessarily. As the cost of electricity and fossil fuels rise, using wind energy to pump water is making a comeback. Today, water pumping windmills come in two popular varieties:

  • Traditional mechanical water pumping windmills. These are windmills located at the water source. They employ a simple mechanical system of multiple blades on a turning wheel (or rotor). A crank, mounted on the rotor shaft, moves up and down with the turning of the mill. This is how the water is lifted and pumped. They are limited by the fact that they have to be located at the water source.
  • Electric power water pumping. These do not have to be located near the water source. Instead, the wind energy system powers an electric pump, while the wind turbine is situated in a place where wind energy is at a maximum. These are simpler than other wind electric systems, as they do not require elaborate system components.
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