Are windmills still used?

Answer According to the Windmillers' Gazette, a website dedicated to the history of windmills, the original uses of windmills were grinding grain and pumping water. Windmills are still sometimes used to p... Read More »

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How big are N-90 windmills?

Nordex N-90 wind turbines are 2.5 megawatt turbines, capable of powering about 2,500 homes. The rotors are 90 meters in diameter and depending on where the turbine is needed, the tower is 70 meters... Read More »

Bad Places for Windmills?

Windmills work with air in the same way that hydroelectric dams work with water: the air pushes against the blades of the mill, causing the attached turbine to turn and generate power. While windmi... Read More »

How do I work windmills?

Working a wind power generator, or windmill, requires basic mechanical knowledge, some physical strength and an ability to scale modest heights. By keeping the rotors in proper working order, makin... Read More »

What country has the most windmills?

Despite the Dutch countryside being known for its windmills, the U.S. has the most windmills and wind turbines in the world. Though exact figures are not available worldwide, the Netherlands has ab... Read More »