frankv:

 

Use the windmill to pump water, lifting water to run through a turbine.

 

 

 

 

Could do, but then I already have 5kW of solar on the roof, and the windmill is far enough from the house that it would still only power its own spotlight. And I can get solar spotlights from bunnings cheaper. Not even sure I'm rebuilding the pumps for anything more than "something to do" and "they're there".

 

Moving water around this place isn't an issue. I have 4 water pumps ranging from a portable tank transfer (260Lpm) to one that pumps water to a tank 1km away and 100m higher than itself!

 

Electricity though... Our laws are super strict on that.