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Choosing Solar water pump made easier

Water pumps have increased in popularity in the recent years. Their functionality ranging from domestic uses, gardening uses, beautification purposes for example fountains in parks and general industrial uses.

This article has focused on solar-powered pumps and has narrowed down on features to consider when shopping for one.

Due to an increase in domestic need for water, increase in industrial activities coupled with unreliable weather patterns, the need to ensure water security and ensure unwavering production levels has emerged. Choosing a water pump doesn’t have to be hard anymore.

Here are factors to consider when looking for a water pump.

Water source

Water source influence the amount of power your pump needs to avoid under performance and to ensure maintenance of the pump. If your water source is below 100 ft deep means lower costs but you should concern with contamination but for 200ft and deeper it means more power for the pump but the contamination concern is not a problem.

Power source

A pump comes with the choice of whether to use direct solar power or solar power stored in a battery storage unit. Direct solar power means lower costs since you depend on sun which is free. Power from a battery storage unit assures you of zero pumping outages even in cloudy weather unlike when using direct solar power

Intended use of the water pumped

Water can be used for several ways: domestic uses such as feeding livestock, farming and irrigation, residential use or other special ways for example industrial cooling system. One should consider the use of the water being pumped.

Well pump type

A solar water pump comes in two models: a submersible water panel or a surface water pump. In this context a submersible pump is water proof with all it’s electrical coated to be water proof. On the other hand, a surface water pump is not water proof instead it is housed in a pump house. The disadvantage with the surface model is it is usually associated with suction issues which could potentially damage the pump.

Advantages of using a solar pump

Operating cost

The key advantage of using a solar pump is that they operate at very low costs compared to using other sources of electricity. Solar pump depends on solar energy which is free.

Environment friendly

A solar pump unlike other source of energy is eco-friendly since it does not emit carbon. A solar pump simply utilizes solar energy which is a natural gift to the environment.

Easy to operate

A solar pump is easy to operate and does not require advanced operating manuals or procedures.

Conclusion

This article defines various factors to weigh in before getting a solar pump. It has also reviewed several advantages that come with choosing to use a solar pump. It is however also important to note that you should always do a proper market search to ensure that you but the best quality gadget at the least price.

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