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Arkansas Renewable Energy Association
(877) 575-0379
27 Overlook Drive
Little Rock, AR
 
Sun City Solar Energy, LLC
(510) 412-1513
57 Marcella Dr.
Little Rock, AR
Services
Solar Electric Power, Solar Hot Water, Solar Pool Heaters Commercial and Residential Design and Install

Rooftop Wind Power
(501) 776-1015
25608 I-30
Bryant, AR
 
Home Energy Consultants, Inc.
(479) 263-1017
17725 Clear Water Rd.
Fayetteville, AR
 
Sun City Solar Energy
(501) 412-1513
57 Marcella Dr.
Little Rock, AR
Services
Design, Retail, Installation and Service

Sun City Solar Energy
(501) 412-1513
57 Marcella Dr.
Little Rock, AR
Services
Design, Retail, Installation and Service

Viridian Energy Services
5001-227-0648
100 Gamble Road
Little Rock, AR
Services
Residential and Commercial Energy Audits

Arkansas Renewable Energy Association
(877) 575-0379
27 Overlook Drive
Little Rock, AR
 
Energy Master Home
(501) 753-7300
#5 Collins Industrial Place
North Little Rock, AR
Services
Home Energy Audits

Rooftop Wind Power
(501) 776-1015
25608 I-30
Bryant, AR
 

Solar Water Pumps

Windmills still dot the countryside in rural areas, but today using the sun to power water pumping is making its own history. There are over 10,000 solar powered water pumps in use around the world. They are practical for agriculture anywhere and are especially used in remote villages in developing countries.

As with other solar used for agriculture and at remote locations, solar water pumping is a cheap alternative to extending hydro lines. It is used primarily for three purposes:

  • Watering livestock: since water resources can be scattered over a wide area and can be expensive to transport, ranchers and farms use solar powered pumps to channel the water through pipelines or other means, to get it to livestock.
  • Irrigation: solar power is used to pump water into a tank, where gravity will redistribute it over time. Sometimes a battery backup will be used instead.
  • Water for homes, villages and more. Similarly, water is pumped for storage, using the power of the sun.

Getting an idea of the cost

Figure out the wattage you will need and multiply by $10. You will need to oversize your system slightly, as PV does not consistently put out as much power as it is rated for. Solar PV panels and arrays generally cost about $10 per watt.

Up for some math? Here's a quick guide to calculating the wattage needed: watts (W) are equal to the height (H) in feet of your storage tank multiplied by the gallons per day (GPD) multiplied by 19. This factor is then divid...

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