Wind Mills Livonia MI

Local resource for wind mills in Livonia, MI. 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.

Whitley Auditing Firm
(313) 531-8254
19512 Northrop St
Detroit, MI
 
The Solar Specialist
(800) 29S-OLAR
8130 Canton Center Rd.
Canton, MI
Services
Solar electricity (PV), solar hot water, solar pool heating, solar space heating, tubular skylights, solar attic fans.

Infinity Energy Inc
(313) 964-0565
65 Cadillac Sq Ste 2815
Detroit, MI
 
Woodward Pechtree Capital Partners
(313) 963-6866
3434 Russell St
Detroit, MI
 
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
(517) 646-6269
257 South Bridge Street
Dimondale, MI
 
Mechanical Energy Systems
(734) 453-6746
8130 Canton Center Rd.
Canton, MI
Services
Solar Electric (PV), Solar Water heating, solar pool heating, solar space heating, solar attic fans, tubular skylights, high efficiency furnaces and A/C

Community Energy Solution Program
(313) 397-6235
6327 Burlingame St
Detroit, MI
 
Woodward Peachtree
(313) 963-6866
535 Griswold St
Detroit, MI
 
Cresit Energy
(734) 283-4595
4082 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI
Services
Photovoltaic, solar hot water, design, lighting,batteries, inverters,solar pool heating

J.D. Stratton Electric, Inc.
(231) 715-1170
2360 W. Carriage Hill Dr.
Traverse City, MI
Services
Residential solar and wind turbines

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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