A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Solar Power Replaces Wind Power

I came across this wind powered well pump while out for a hike.  The blades still turned making a wonderful creaking metal sound.  But the shaft down into the well was no longer in place.

Now there is a submersible pump deep down inside being powered electrically by the solar panel.
One is the electrical going down to the pump and the other the water pipe coming up and out.

I guess all of this is for the water trough providing water for the animals in the area a lot of them being wild burros for I see their hoof prints and road apples all around.

This is a motion detector camera that captures images of whoever comes to get a drink.
They'll see me in a couple pictures for I walked right into it to take the above photo not knowing the camera was there.  At the time I couldn't think of anything silly to do for a photo so I moved on.  Now I wish I had got down on the ground to make it look like I was getting a drink of that nasty water.


  1. Times are changing for the best with the providing of water.

  2. When they first drained the Fens they installed wind pumps to keep the land dry. These were replaced by steam-driven pumps. They in turn were replaced by diesel pumps. Then they had electric pumps. Now the electric pumps have their batteries re-charged by....wind turbines. This is what is known as progress!

  3. The water looks pretty murky. I wish you had seen a wild burro come for a drink.

  4. That is very kind to have water for the burros!


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