Solar water pumps are used in residential and commercial applications. They are a clean alternative to windmills and generators powered by fossil fuels. There are two main types of solar water pumps. Surface pumps are on the ground and move water through pipes. These can slowly move large amounts of water. Surface pumps are often found on farms or large irrigation systems where water needs to be moved from a lake to a field. The submersible solar water pump is located underground, but the solar panels are connected to the ground. Submersible pumps are used to move water from the well to the surface.
The main difference between a solar pump and a conventional pump is the power supply. Solar water pumps rely on solar panels to operate the equipment. The solar panel can be connected to the pump by a wire. Solar panels then power the device, making it able to work independently of any existing electrical system.
Advantages of solar water pump system
Photovoltaic power supplies rarely use moving parts and work reliably. Safe, no noise, no other pollution. Does not produce any solid, liquid and gas harmful substances, absolutely environmentally friendly. Simple installation and maintenance, low operating cost, suitable for unattended and other advantages. In particular, it has attracted much attention because of its high reliability. Photovoltaic power generation can be used in conjunction with other energy sources, and the photovoltaic system can also be easily expanded as needed. The modules can be used in series and parallel to meet the needs of different power consumption, and it is highly versatile. Environmental protection and energy saving. Solar energy is available everywhere and has a wide range of applications.
Disadvantages of solar water pump systems
In terms of the opposition of things, there are advantages to disadvantages. What are the disadvantages of solar water pumps? The upfront cost is high, and the initial investment in installing the system may be costly for some systems. It is intermittent and requires good sunlight, especially during the golden hours from 9 am to 3 pm, and cloudy days translate into lower output. A key fact of solar water pumps is that they only provide electricity during the day. In many cases, this is sufficient for the intended use. But if you need to pump water once the sun goes down, you should consider a pump with battery storage.
Large pumps can include a battery array capable of providing continuous power for 12 hours or more. But such battery arrays themselves are bulky and may require separate shaded storage to prevent bad weather.