Solar Water Pumps Olive Branch MS

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Thompson Engineers Inc
(901) 452-2500
97 Tillman St
Memphis, TN
Soefker Services Llc
(901) 386-6723
1568 Panama St
Memphis, TN
M Acs
(901) 386-1521
3150 Stage Post Dr
Memphis, TN
Renewable Energy Research & Training Inc
(901) 304-7731
4334 Cleopatra Dr
Memphis, TN
Wind And Water power turbines

Mississippi Solar Energy Society
P.O. Box 141
Columbia, MS
Insulation & Refractories Services Inc
(901) 522-4300
462 Decatur St
Memphis, TN
Engineered Comfort
(901) 382-6005
5401 Crestview Dr
Memphis, TN
Johnson Controls
(901) 383-5757
6935 Appling Farms Pkwy
Memphis, TN
Kronos Energy Solutions
(901) 753-2969
9595 Macon Road
Cordova , TN
Small Wind Turbines

(800) 971-4049
p.o box 223
Nettleton, MS
Energy Assements/Audits

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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