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5 Mistakes to Avoid when Installing a Solar Water Pump

5 Mistakes to Avoid when Installing a Solar Water Pump

Oct 26,2022
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Solar water pumps provide livestock farmers and remote area irrigation with technology specifically designed for agricultural applications. However, the ability of the solar to pump water is not an issue, the most important thing is the installation of the system. Improperly installed solar water pumps can render the process of pumping water from boreholes, rivers, tanks, and wells ineffective. Let's find out five mistakes people make when installing solar water pumps.

1. The angle and direction of the solar array in the solar water pump

Installing solar panels in the incorrect orientation will reduce the available solar energy used with the solar pump system. Before proceeding with installation, it is critical to ensure that the location and orientation of the panels are appropriate for the geographic location.

2. Controller configuration in the solar water pump

Solar pumping capacity may be reduced due to ineffective implementation of controller settings. With the right use of these settings, solar pumps can not only become more efficient but also extend the life of your installation. Configuring settings such as start and stop delay timers and speed limits (for low-production drilling) can significantly increase the life of the system while getting the most out of the pump.

3. Electrical and plumbing issues in solar water pumps

One of the bigger issues with solar water pump installations is an incorrect panel configuration when connecting the controller. The overvoltage of the controller will cause instantaneous damage to the core components, requiring a new controller to be replaced. On the other hand, the controllers all have the minimum operating voltage required to run the pump. It is critical to ensure that there is enough power to run the pump, but not enough to overpressurize the controller. When installing solar panels, pay close attention to the maximum and minimum operating voltage required by the controller.

When all electrical equipment has been classified, the next problem moves to the plumbing of the system. Unnecessary bends, pipe size changes, and unused components create head pressure that can affect your pumping performance. Often the simplest solutions are best, where a few carefully chosen components help control the system without introducing too much complexity.

Using properly sized tubing is a must for solar pumps, and incorrect tubing selection can greatly affect your delivery.

4. The water storage capacity of the solar water pump is insufficient

Water storage is just as important as water delivery. Without proper facilities to hold the water, the water delivery system is immediately strained and the life of the pump is already in jeopardy. Storing water for a few days is advantageous, it prolongs the life of the pump and ensures that your stock or irrigation system has water available; even on cloudy days or overnight. It's better to leave the pump running for long periods of time rather than short periods of time to replenish any nearby watering spots.

5. Choose the right solar water pump system

When planning a solar pump, the most important step is choosing the right system. A big problem with solar pumping options is unnecessarily oversizing the system, conversely not taking into account the available solar energy and possibly undersized.

The above briefly introduces 5 mistakes to avoid when installing solar water pumps. If you want to buy solar water pumps, please contact us.

TPON is a professional custom solar water 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. All the important parts of the solar water pump are produced 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 undergo rigorous testing before leaving the factory to ensure product quality.

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