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Which Solar Water Pump is Right for You?

Which Solar Water Pump is Right for You?

Jun 1,2022
A solar pumping system consists of several components. The solar water pump is an important part of the solar water pumping system. The efficiency of your system is largely dependent on the performance of the solar pump. An efficient solar pump can help you get the most out of your solar energy.

What does a solar water pump do?

Solar pumping systems are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional pumping systems. It operates on solar energy. It has a motor that uses solar energy to pump water.

Solar pumps are divided into two types depending on the type of motor present in them:

DC solar pump - no inverter

AC solar pump - has an inverter that converts solar energy from DC to AC

How do you choose the best solar pump?

Each solar pump has its own advantages and disadvantages. While DC solar pumps are typically used for low power capacity (about 5kW), there are other factors to consider when choosing a solar pump:

1. Efficiency:

A DC solar pump is more efficient because it provides maximum output with fewer solar panels. AC solar pumps require more solar panels because the electricity has to be converted to AC before it can be used. As a result, in the latter case, the efficiency of the system is reduced.

2. Noise:

Due to the BLDC motor technology used in the solar pumps, the DC pump is very quiet. It helps to significantly reduce mechanical noise. On the other hand, AC solar pumps are quite outdated and use old motor technology. It can also cause it to become noisy over time.

3. Cost:

DC solar pumps are difficult to maintain. It requires specialized personnel to repair it. This limited scope of service and complex engineering lead to a significant increase in its cost. The AC solar pump can be easily handled in an emergency.

4. Service life:

The DC solar pump has copper coils in its motor. Copper is considered more durable, which increases the life of the pumping system. On the other hand, the solar motor coil of the AC solar pump is made of aluminum, so it is prone to aging. Therefore, they require more frequent maintenance than DC pumps.

Evaluating the above parameters, we can conclude that a DC pump is a better choice for an efficient solar pumping system.

DC solar pumping system

The DC solar water pump system includes solar panels, solar water pump controllers,s and a DC water pump. The controller is an integral part of the solar motor pump. It has a display that shows real-time measurements of power, voltage, speed, and current consumption. The controller performs the following functions in the pumping system:

It starts and stops the pump automatically at a progressive rate.

It helps avoid short circuits, overheating, and voltage fluctuations.

It regulates the DC input voltage for maximum power point tracking.

This is why DC pumps are considered to be more efficient in solar pumping systems. You can assess your water needs and choose the right solar pump accordingly. If you still don't know how to choose or want to buy a solar water pump, please contact us.

TPON is a professional custom solar pump manufacturer. We specialize in the production of solar submersible pumps and solar surface pumps. Our workshop is equipped with automatic winding machines, finishing equipment, advanced assembly lines, and precision inspection machines. Each solar well pump will be rigorously tested before leaving the factory to ensure product quality.
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