Came across this very interesting article on the history of windmills. It is important at this point of time to get some perspective on what they have already been doing in the past and so what to expect etc. Read complete article here.
Wind powered factories: history (and future) of industrial windmills
In the 1930s and 1940s, decades after steam engines had made wind power obsolete, Dutch researchers obstinately kept improving the – already very sophisticated – traditional windmill. The results were spectacular, and there is no doubt that today an army of ecogeeks could improve them even further. Would it make sense to revive the industrial windmill and again convert kinetic energy directly into mechanical energy?
Read the complete article here.