• Windmills replaced by solar panels and modern technology to pump water in ranches

  • 6.jpeg.jpgWho needs a silly windmill trying to catch the wind when you can hook up high-tech solar panels instead? The sun beats the wind at this one, with broken windmills being pulled down to the ground. American ranches have been powered by these good old windmills for time immortal, and have made loads of appearances in Hollywood movies too. Its time to get rid of the old and bring in the new; which also happens to be a whole lot more efficient. Solar panels are being used in Utah, Montana and Colorado mainly for pumping purposes nowadays. Solar-powered pumps, owing to an increase in efficiency and durability, unlike their ancestors that were available some 20 years ago are gaining popularity across American ranches.

    Costing around $4,500 to more than $10,000, this usually exceeds the cost of repairing a wind-beaten windmill, which would usually burn a $5,000 hole in people’s pockets. All said and done, this really is a welcome change, with old renewable sources being replaced new technology.

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on July 16, 2010