SOLAR WATER PUMP:
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 sessions. They require no fuel deliveries and very little maintenance. Solar pump is powered by PV panels and the flow rate is determine 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
- Less expensive than windmills for alternative sources of energy
- Easy to install
- Provide consistent water in sunny areas
Solar water pumping is becoming increasingly relevant in many applications, especially for livestock watering, drip irrigation, remote houses and where water is needed but no grid power is available. Pumping from remote bores and dams can become very expensive using generators, and the cost of running 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 consists of three basic components: Solar PV Module, Pump assembly and Pump controller.