Solar Water Pumps Matthews NC

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Water & Energy Conservation Systems
(704) 364-2000
8317 Sardiscroft Rd
Charlotte, NC
 
Black River Energy
(704) 553-3036
10700 Sikes Pl Ste 345
Charlotte, NC
 
Haas & Kennedy Engineers
(704) 333-6590
212 N Mcdowell St
Charlotte, NC
 
NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
Appalachian State University
(252) 717-9730
PO Box 9096
Boone, NC
 
Viking Energy
(704) 540-9089
13860 Ballantyne Corporate Pl Ste 140
Charlotte, NC
 
Accelerate Solar
(877) 997-7652
1719 Kensington Drive
Charlotte, NC
Services
Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Photovoltaics, Solar Power, Interconnection

Alondra Energy Group Usa
(704) 926-9942
1815 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC
 
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
Bowman Mechanical Services
(919) 772-6460
145 Technical Court
Garner, NC
Services
geothermal and conventional HVAC

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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