Solar water pump


Discription and Working Principle

Solar water pumps (SWP) use electricity generated by photovoltaic (PV) panels to pump water from bore holes, wells or reservoirs directly onto fields or into a storage tank for gravity based irrigation with no fuel inputs and simple operation. 

Solar water pumps are cheaper, cleaner and more reliable than diesel pumps. They offer the potential to increase small holder incomes through reduced operating costs and improved crop yields. Once installed, SWP are low maintenance and have a long life if maintained properly. Water supplied can be used to irrigate crops, water livestock or, in some cases provide drinking water.

solar pumpsoffer a clean and simple Alternative to Fuel-Burning engines and generators for domestic water, livestock and irrigation. They are most effective during dry and sunny seasons. they require no fuel deliveries, and very little maintenance. solar pumps are powered by photovoltaic panel and the flow rate is determined by the intensity of the sunlight.

Environmental Benefits

Solar water pumps avoid the emission of particulate matter (if it offsets diesel pumps), diesel leakages into cultivations and water, noise pollution, and travel to collect fuels. It could also contribute to a more efficient use of water. Climate change mitigation: They reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission by replacing use of non-renewable energy, Emission of CO is reduced by 2.64kg per liter of Diesel.