How does a Solar Water pump work?

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Remote locations often do not have access to clean, running water. A solar water pump can alleviate the lack of this basic necessity as solar water pumps are socially and environmentally attractive technology to supply water.

These pumps can supply water to areas that are typically beyond the reach of power lines. The pumps can also replace the current systems that are in place. The water supplied can then be used to irrigate crops, water livestock as well as provide potable drinking water.

How does it work?

A solar water pump pumps water using the energy of the sun. It consists of an electrical pump system in which the electricity is provided by one or more PV panels types of solar panels . A typical solar powered pumping system is made up of solar panels that powers an electric motor, which in turn power a bore or surface pump.

Typical uses for solar pumps include:

  • Fountain pumps
  • Pool pumps
  • Transfer pumps
  • Circulation pumps in ponds
  • Providing water for livestock
  • Irrigation pumps
  • Home pumps

Types of pumps:

There are two main types of solar pumps.

1) Surface pumps – these sit above ground and move water through pipes. They are handy for moving large quantities of water at a slow pace and are commonly found on farms or large irrigation systems where water needs to be moved from a lake or other body to fields or landscaping.

2) Submersible solar water pumps – These are installed underground, but the solar panels are connected above ground. The pumps are used to move water from inside wells to the surface.

There are also a number of advantages to using solar water pumps:

  • Low Operating Costs
  • Low Maintenance
  • Simple yet highly reliable
  • Eco Friendly
  • Economical

Solar pumps are a great alternative to the conventional method of pumping water.

 

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