Irrigation

Scope of the product

irrigationA solar-powered pump is a pump running on electricity generated by photovoltaic panels.
Solar pumps are useful where grid electricity is unavailable such as remote areas. Solar powered water pumps are the answer to the Indian farmer.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumping has been recognized as suitable solution for grid-isolated rural locations where there are high levels of solar radiation. Solar photovoltaic water pumping systems can provide drinking water without the need for any kind of fuel or the extensive maintenance required by diesel pumps.

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are often used for agricultural operations, especially in remote areas or where the use of an alternative energy source is desired.  In particular, they have been demonstrated time and time again to reliably produce sufficient electricity directly from solar radiation (sunlight) to power livestock and irrigation watering systems.

Our Irrigation products

Solar Water pumps

Benifits

  • Photovoltaic (PV) systems are used to pump water for livestock, plants or humans.
  • The operation of solar powered pumps is more economical
  • Since the need for water is greatest on hot sunny days the technology is an obvious choice for this application.
  • Pumping water using PV technology is simple, reliable, and requires lower operation and .5For farmers with a creek running through their properties, using a solar powered water pumping solution means less fouling of waterways and far less erosion of banks.
  • It can also lead to better pasture management as livestock will be able to access water via multiple distribution points.
  • Solar powered water pumping systems are similar to any other pumping system, only the power source is solar energy.
  • PV pumping systems have, as a minimum, a PV array, a motor, and a bore pump.
  • Solar water pumping arrays are fixed mounted or sometimes placed on passive trackers (which use no motors) to increase pumping time and volume. AC and DC motors with centrifugal or displacement pumps are used. 
  • Well installed quality PV water pumping systems can provide over 20 years of reliable and continuous service.
  • Solar water pumps can also be designed for portability to be moved based on water demand or change of season requires.
  • Recent fuel price increases and generally intensive maintenance schedules however can make diesel pumps expensive.

How a solar water pumping system works

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How solar powered pumps (vs) diesel pumps

  •  Simple to install
  • Solar pumps are good for bore holes as they pump over the whole day
  • Weak boreholes can be used effectively with a low volume pump due to pumping 8 to10 hours a day
  • Require minimal attention since they are self starting
  • To increase daily water pumping rates, tracking arrays can be used
  • Environment friendly

Solar pumps offer clean solutions with no danger of borehole contamination.