“Can I Drive my Simple Pump with Wind Power?”
We have been asked a few time about direct mechanical connection from a windmill to an unmotorized pump.
This is physically possible, but is NOT SUPPORTED by Simple Pump Co. There are pumps designed specifically for this purpose; the Simple Pump is not. Such an installation will void warranty.
We cannot offer a warranty when the Simple Pump is being driven by a very powerful mechanical device of someone else’s construction.
In addition, you have no power when the wind isn’t blowing. Not a great option when you want a secure, reliable water supply.
The recommended and supported use of a windmill is to drive a generator that charges batteries to then power our motor.