Seniod Solar Powered Pump[edit | edit source]
A solar powered pump is a pump running on the power of the sun. A solar powered pump can be more environmental friendly and economical in its operation compared to pumps powered by an ICE or internal combustion engine .
Water is essential for life, good health and economic development - yet more than one billion people lack access to clean water. Each year, millions are embroiled in conflicts over its scarce availability.
Characteristics: high reliability and life expectancy helical rotor or centrifugal pump, brushless motor high resistance to sand and corrosion fits 4" and larger well casings
Components[edit | edit source]
Unlike a normal pump (such as positive displacement pumps, ...), the solar powered pump is actually a more of a dictionary phrase than a technical one. It is only used to describe that there's a pump, being powered by another device (such as solar panels), being powered by the sun.
A solar powered pump thus consist of 2 parts :
the actual pump the energy source being powered by the sun
Solar pump installations[edit | edit source]
Solar PV water pumping systems are used for irrigation and drinking water in India. The majority of the pumps are fitted with a 200 watt - 3,000 watt motor are powered with 1,800 Wp PV array which can deliver about 140,000 liters of water/day from a total head of 10 meters. By 30th September, 2006, a total of 7,068 solar PV water pumping systems have been installed.