Have you ever thought about installing a solar well pump? Do you need to pump water from the surface or hundreds of feet underground? Or do you just want to cut your electricity bill?
If so, a solar well pump is a perfect solution.
Technological developments in DC pumps and solar energy have made this possible. Solar pumps can operate efficiently on DC power. Solar panels are being produced that are more efficient and less expensive than ever before. These advancements enable a new generation of solar energy systems. Here are the top 10 reasons to install a solar well pump.
1. No external power supply is required
The problem with pumping water in rural areas is the need to power the site. Wind power and windmills have been used in these secluded places for many years. Windmills are expensive and time-consuming to maintain. The breakthrough of solar pumping is that no external power supply is required. The sun and solar panels provide all the electricity needed to pump water from hundreds of feet underground.
2. Solar well pumps are more efficient and powerful than ever
Today's solar pumps have nothing to do with the solar fountain pumps of the past. These systems are high-power, low-maintenance, high-efficiency commercial products. They are made of stainless steel, suitable for long steel, and have brushless DC motors.
Stainless steel is used for the pump casing and pumping mechanism to ensure proper hygiene and long life while being submerged in water. Stainless steel resists corrosion when suspended in water for many years, much better than aluminum pump casings.
The stainless steel housing is also hygienic and will not contaminate the water supply. Additionally, the pumping mechanism made of stainless steel will minimize wear from sand and other particles while pumping water from deep underground.
3. The system cost is low and easy to obtain
Solar power systems of the past came with a high price tag, requiring tens of thousands of dollars. Advances in technology have made low-cost systems possible and readily available. One of the major advancements that have made this possible are advances in solar cells and panels. Solar cell manufacturing has evolved to a very affordable level. Systems that used to cost tens of thousands of dollars are now only a few thousand dollars. 10 times less!
A basic but complete solar well pump system includes solar panels. This baseline system will pump water from hundreds of feet deep at a flow rate of several gallons per minute. This basic system will replace most windmills while matching depth and flow. They will maintain a large pond full of water, or pump enough water for a few hundred cows, without operating costs.
These systems are suitable for supplying water to an entire family or hundreds of livestock. They can replace your standard domestic well pump. The slight increase in the cost of these systems is due to higher performance but is also driven by higher power requirements and the number of solar panels required.
Dedicated systems can cost as little as tens of thousands of dollars. These are high-performance systems that pump out many gallons of water per second, enough to power an entire farm or even a remote village. They are better suited for large farming operations and crop irrigation.
4. No ongoing operating costs
After the initial system cost, there are no ongoing operating costs. Ordinary wells continue to spend money every time they are opened to pump water. This is not the case with solar well pumps, which draw energy from the sun.
Every day the sun shines and you can earn free money from the sun. The sun is shining and the water is pumped from deep underground, saving you from high utility bills.
5. Much cheaper than installing mains power in remote areas
Excavating main power to remote locations is time-consuming and expensive. This is one of the reasons windmills have been so popular in the past because they didn't require electricity to run. "today's windmills" are solar-powered systems capable of pumping water without being connected to the mains. You are no longer limited by how long the power cord can be buried in the ground or how much the wind blows.
6. The complete system can be delivered directly to your door
A complete solar pump kit can be delivered to your door in just a few days. Just two boxes, one for the pump/controller and one for the solar panel, are ready to ship directly to your home or office. All standard systems can be shipped by normal shipping, with no freight required.
7. The system is modular and can be upgraded over time
The components that make up a solar well pump system are very modular. They can be replaced and upgraded as needed. Additional solar panels can be added if needed to increase cloudy days, low light, and performance. Batteries and extra panels can be added to the pump at night if more water is needed each day. If more capacity is required, the pump can easily be replaced with a higher power model that provides higher flow.
8. Easy to maintain
Solar well pumps have few mechanical parts. Solar panels are very reliable and do not require any maintenance other than a quick cleaning every two years. Brushless motors do not have brushes (hence the name) and therefore require no maintenance. The pumping mechanism is highly reliable and easy to replace in the field. A system should be able to pump tens of thousands of gallons of water without any maintenance.
9. Low maintenance cost
There are two items in a solar well pump system that may require occasional maintenance, both of which are very low cost. Sometimes, every one or two years, solar panels should be given a good scrubbing with soap and water to ensure optimum performance. Less commonly, the pumping mechanism is replaced approximately every 5 years, which degrades and reduces pumping performance over time. These mechanisms cost about $20 and can be replaced in the field.
10. The system can install itself on a weekend
The solar well pump system is so simple that it can be installed on a weekend. All solar panel connections are made with waterproof connectors, and no soldering is required. The well pump was up and running in less than 15 minutes after installation, pumping water from a depth of 130 feet.
The solar pump, solar panel, and sensor all use screw terminals to connect to the controller, again no soldering is required. The pump should easily connect to existing power lines and plumbing.
The above are the top ten reasons to install a solar well pump system. If you want to buy a solar water pump first, please contact us.
TPON is a professional custom solar pump manufacturer. In order to control product quality and reduce cost prices, we will bring customers the most cost-effective and competitive solar water pumps. The important components of the solar water pump are all manufactured and processed by our factory. The workshop is equipped with automatic winding machines, finishing equipment, advanced assembly lines, and precision testing machines. Each solar well pump will be rigorously tested before leaving the factory to ensure product quality.