Solar Water Pump

Solar Water Pump

Hydrogen molecules and oxygen on a star? That is actually the shortened version of a solar water pump. Solar power now has expanded its retinue of devices that can be operated with the generated electrical energy. Whereas in the beginning, small devices like watches and calculators were the items it can power. Nowadays a water pump can be powered using solar energy.

 

The system is arrayed in this manner. Solar panels are placed where the sun can be accessed. The solar panels contain photovoltaic cells which when excited by the sun’s rays would generate watts of electrical energy. Depending upon the motor of the solar water pump, the use of an inverter would be determined. If the water pump uses DC or direct current energy, then the generator is directly connected to the pump. The electrical power then makes the pump do its work. On the other hand, if the pump uses AC or alternating current power, then the inverter to convert the DC power of the generator into AC power to drive the pump. Solar water pumps have become staples in many home and business applications. When the location of the water use is higher than the water source, a pump is needed to bring the water to the desired destination. For home use, the water pump is used in the same manner to be brought to the faucets or bathrooms in the home. The cost submersible pumps, depending on output, is anywhere between $15.00 to as much as $200 exclusive of installation, shipping and handling costs.

This simple system of transporting water uses a large amount of electrical energy. Though alternatives can be used, the most cost efficient of the choices is solar energy. Wind power may be used, but the inconsistency of wind availability cannot compare the constancy of solar energy. Fossil fuels also have become very expensive nowadays, and the free cost of solar energy is incomparable. Also, the environmental effects of continued fossil fuel use are now being felt worldwide. So now is the time that solar energy can be best utilized for such a simple system like water transport.


The question that arises is about nighttime use or at times when the sun is not shining? This can readily be addressed by having a battery to store the unused electrical energy produced. In this manner, there would be no lag or downtime as to the availability of solar generated electrical energy. And in time, solar powered energy would become the fundamental energy source available not just the home and for other applications as well.