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Solar Water Pumps in India

A solar powered pump is a pump running on the power of the sun. A solar powered pump can be very environmentally friendly and economical in its operation.

The system operates on power generated using solar PV (photovoltaic) system. The photovoltaic array converts the solar energy into electricity, which is used for running the motor pump set. The pumping system draws water from the open well, bore well, stream, pond, canal etc.

The system requires a shadow-free area for installation of the Solar Panels.

The water pumping system can be used to irrigate 0.5-6 hectares, when the water is to be pumped from a depth of 10 meters. However, water table, type of soil and water management are other factors that influence the areas that can be irrigated using the system.

Avantages of Solar Water Pumps:

  • No fuel cost - as it uses available free sun light
  • No electricity required
  • Long operating life
  • Highly reliable and durable
  • Easy to operate and maintain
  • Eco-friendly