|Book title:||How to Build a Wind Pump; Second Edition|
|Category:||Engineering & Transportation|
|Rating:||4.7 / 5|
|Publisher:||Low-impact Living Initiative (LILI); 2 edition (September 7, 2012)|
|Other format:||rtf mbr docx doc|
Good for developed or developing countries, the wind pump described in this book can pump rainwater, greywater, river, pond or well water for irrigation, aerate a fish pond, run a water feature or even be a bird scarer. This system does not generate electricity. The turbine is 700mm diameter and the turbine head plus rotor weighs less than 4kg. In a light-to-moderate wind it should pump about 1000 litres a day with a head of 4-5 metres. If you have good engineering skills and equipment you can fabricate nearly all of the system yourself; if you get all the parts manufactured, it's not much more complicated than DIY flatpack furniture.