Wind Mills Matthews NC

Local resource for wind mills in Matthews, 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.

Water & Energy Conservation Systems
(704) 364-2000
8317 Sardiscroft Rd
Charlotte, NC
 
Black River Energy
(704) 553-3036
10700 Sikes Pl Ste 345
Charlotte, NC
 
Haas & Kennedy Engineers
(704) 333-6590
212 N Mcdowell St
Charlotte, NC
 
NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
Appalachian State University
(252) 717-9730
PO Box 9096
Boone, NC
 
Viking Energy
(704) 540-9089
13860 Ballantyne Corporate Pl Ste 140
Charlotte, NC
 
Accelerate Solar
(877) 997-7652
1719 Kensington Drive
Charlotte, NC
Services
Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Photovoltaics, Solar Power, Interconnection

Alondra Energy Group Usa
(704) 926-9942
1815 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC
 
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
Earthwise Energy Solutions
(919) 210-9135
1251 NW Maynard Rd Suite 226
Cary , NC
Services
Energy Audits, Improvements

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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