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Detroit Windmill is a sustainable, functional low-altitude wind turbine and micro-grid, designed and fabricated exclusively from upcycled materials (including parts from DTE), designed and fabricated in Detroit by Carlos Nielbock, master craftsman and Artist at C.A.N. Art Handworks and inventor of the Detroit Windmill. With sustainability and renewables ties, it was only natural for us to work with him to install three of these windmills at Beacon Park through the end of August.

As we move forward with our transition to clean energy, our company will continue to add more renewable energy to our portfolio. Achieving our long-range carbon reduction goals will rely on technologies that don’t exist yet. “I hope that seeing windmills like the ones Carlos has created will inspire future innovation that helps us reach net zero, maybe even ahead of our 2050 target,” said Knox Cameron, manager, Renewable Solutions.

Carlos Nielbock, is a modern-day alchemist, known for transforming raw metal into beautiful things with his hands. He has been using that talent to renew the faded beauty of Detroit’s magnificent old buildings for almost 30 years. In addition to being a renowned artist & master craftsman, Carlos is also the inventor of the first patented low-altitude, wind turbine and micro-grid, fabricated in Detroit. Each windmill serves as a beautiful display of green energy, craftsmanship and functional public art.