Solar water pumps can be used to pump water from deep wells and rivers to villages and ranches to irrigate crops and for domestic consumption. Therefore, it also in remote areas where the cost of running traditional water piping is cost prohibitive its considered the best solution of solve the problem of not having electricity in rural areas or cutting the electricity bills for large farming businesses.
In remote areas, the solar water pump may be a good solution to cut off the costs of running traditional water pipes. They can also be used in solar hot water systems.
Main Components of Solar Water Pump:
- Photovoltaic (PV) panels.
- Pump controller.
- DC/AC inverter.
- External tank.
Working of Solar Water Pump:
The solar power pumping system consists of a solar panel array that powers an electric motor, which in turn powers a pump. The water is often pumped from the ground or stream into a storage tank that provides a gravity feed, so energy storage is not needed for these systems. PV powered pumping systems are a cost-effective alternative to agricultural wind turbines for remote area water supply.
Applications of Solar Water Pump:
- Pump water from deep wells.
- Domestic water supply in rural areas.
- Water purification and treatment systems.