Water Pumping with Solar Panels
Solar water pumps provide an effective cheap and dependable method for providing water in situations where water resources are located over long distances, fuel costs, or power-lines are unreliable. Designed specifically for DC power and requiring no conversion, they are great in low sunlight conditions.
The biggest advantage that draws more and more residential customers to solar water pumps is that they generally are able to move small amounts of water over a longer duration of time. This differs from conventionally powered AC pumps which require huge volumes of power to move large amounts of water in a short duration. Since the solar output doesn’t spike, but rather remains consistent throughout the day, solar pumps provide a steady output of water.
Installing a solar powered pumps is a great alternative to windmills, gas/diesel pumps or even ramp pumps which are all quite costly to install. Solar pumps are stand alone systems that work effectively and avoid the cost associated with more expensive pumps.
A couple of reasons why residents of Ontario might want to consider Solar Pumps are:
Cheaper than other pump options.
Easy to install.
Easy to fix.
Stand-alone systems that don’t require additional power.
When choosing a pump, it’s crucial to select a well pump that doesn’t require an inefficient, wasteful transformer. Most well drilling providers offer an industry standard well pump. These are typically 220-volt alternative current models. One of the biggest problems our clients at Solar Panel Ontario have found is that such high-voltage systems can put a huge strain on your inverter when you start it up. Users have experienced a slight to massive power surge in the home when starting these systems. You might experience the lights dimming or worse yet, a full-out inverter failure.
Two kinds of solar water pumps, submersible and surface pumps: