Solar Water pumps offer a clean and simple alternative to fuel-burning
engines and generators for domestic water, livestock and irrigation.
They are most effective during dry and sunny seasons. They require no
fuel deliveries and very little maintenance. Solar pumps are powered
by photovoltaic (solar electric) panels and the flow rate is
determined by the intensity of the sunlight.
These solar water pumps have been a great choice and alternative way
to receive fresh water by capitalizing on the solar rays. The areas
that typically need the most water - the hot, dry, sunny locations -
are the ones that can best take advantage of these pumps.
Require no fuel deliveries
Require little maintenance
expensive than windmills for alternative sources of energy
Provide consistent water in sunny areas
Solar water pumping is becoming
increasingly relevant in many applications, especially for
live stock watering, drip irrigation, remote houses and where
water is needed but no AC power is available. Pumping from
remote bores or dams can become very expensive using
generators, and the cost of running power lines is sometimes
not feasible. In such situations, solar power is ideal
comparing to diesel generators. The type of Solar Water Pump
is application and the configuration of the water source.
Solar water pumping systems
consist of three basic components: Solar Panel, Pump assembly
and Power Controller.