How do you get water to animals in remote pastures, far from the nearest utility pole? Since the 1600s, windmills have been utilized to move water for livestock or to grind grains. Modern steel windmills offer decades of reliable, low-maintenance service.
Windmills are durable, efficient, off-gridmechanical systems that use wind to liftground water to the surface or up to 1000 feet above the water table. They are more economical to install and maintain than solar-powered systems. [more]
Photo provided by Craig Runyan, Emeritus Extension Water Resources Specialist and NMSU Windmill Technology Certification teacher.