A solar water pump or a solar photovoltaic water pumping system is a system powered by solar energy. It is just like the traditional electric pump with the only exception that it uses solar energy instead of fossil fuel or electricity. It consists of one or more solar panels, also known as solar photovoltaic modules, a motor pump set, electronic controls or a controller device to operate the pump, the required hardware and in some cases, other items like inverters, batteries, etc.
With Cullen East Africa you are assured of the following advantages if you decide to go the solar pumping way.
The advantages of solar water pumps over conventional electric pumps are given below:
A. Solar water pumps do not require any fuel or electricity to operate. Once installed, solar water pumps do not incur the recurring costs of electricity or fuel.
B. Does not get affected by power cuts, low voltage, single phase problems or the motor burning.
C. Can be installed in remote areas where electricity is unavailable or diesel is difficult to procure.
D. Incurs low maintenance costs as solar water pumps have fewer moving parts as compared to a diesel-powered pump and thus, fewer chances of wear and tear.
E. No lubricants are required for operation and hence no chances of water/soil contamination due to the lubricants.
F. Easy to operate
An example is a compliation of photos of a solar pump project done recently
Talk to the Cullen Engineering team for more information and quotations on Solar pumps solutions
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