Wind to heat water

techmichelletechmichelle Registered Users Posts: 2
Hi Search came up with some older discussions. Links to new discussions welcome :-)

Have horses in Alaska, IE when I need to heat water tanks, solar is NOT available. Inconsistent okay as they are water tanks.

Suggestions/Ideas welcome for using wind to heat the tanks?



  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wings and propellers on air planes ice up.   How would you prevent that from happening ?
     Chris in Michigan had found his several, well maintained, windmills frozen up and and had to thaw generators to
    get power back on. (solar panels buried under feet of snow too)
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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  • techmichelletechmichelle Registered Users Posts: 2
    No sure how to prevent icing. 
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 6,033 ✭✭✭✭✭
    At some point you probably have to consider a high quality generator and autostart. I have a few clients in your state and they use warm water to de-ice from generators in deep winter.
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
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