A solar water pumping system is an excellent investment for your farm during irrigation, home or business. It’s an alternative to the engine and electric driven pumping systems. Solar water pumping saves you from spending on monthly electric or fuel bills in running your pumps.
The sun is a natural resource and thanks to advanced innovations in solar technology, solar power is utilised for both domestic, agricultural and industrial use. Your one-time investment in solar water pumping systems can last for over 40 years with minimal maintenance costs incurred. It’s a wise decision to buy a solar water pump, but do you know what components make up a solar water pumping system?
A water pump is a significant component of any water pumping system. There are several kinds of water pumps, including the submersible water pumps, circulation pumps, booster pumps and sump pumps.
- Submersible pumps: These pump water from great depths such as underground water sources like boreholes and shallow wells.
- Circulator pumps: These pumps circulate and keep water hot and ready to use throughout and ensure a continuous supply.
- Water booster pumps: These provide the pressure required to move water from a storage tank to supply your entire house or facility like the Taifu TSQB Solar pump
A solar panel is the main component of the solar water pumping system. A group of solar panels is known as an Array. A solar panel creates electricity by allowing photons, light rays to knock electrons free from atoms and hence generate electricity.
A solar panel comprises of other smaller units known as photovoltaic cells which convert sunlight to electricity. There exist different types of solar power technology, such as solar thermal and concentrated solar power.
These operate in a way different from photovoltaic solar panels. However, they also harness the power of sunlight to create electricity used to run the water pumps.
Batteries store the charge generated by the solar panels. During the day, electricity generated by the solar panels is supplied to the battery and the load. When the load demand is higher than the energy received from the solar panels, these batteries will provide stable power to the pumping systems. Batteries ensure that the water pumping systems run whether the sun shines or not.
Solar power applications typically use deep-cycle batteries because they can persist repeated and deep discharges.
Pump controllers customise the parameters of the pumping systems to fit the user’s requirements and also protect the pumping systems. They can be used to set a pumping schedule for the water. The practice of scheduling water helps to maximise the lifespan of the water pump.
Inverters convert direct currents (DC) to Alternating Current (AC). The conversion of DC to AC is necessary for several electrical devices, including the Water pumps. Consequently, this makes an inverter an essential component of the water solar pumping system. However, the use of DC pumps eliminates the requirement of inverters.
During cloudy and low light days, the inverter is a high power back up keeping your water pumps running even without solar.
If you are considering investing in solar water pumping systems, the knowledge about these components gives you a clear picture of what you are investing in and their benefits versus the cost.
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