TECHNICAL  DESIGNS

 HOW SOLAR WATER PUMPS WORK

 

A solar water pump system consists of a DC water pump, a controller and solar PV panels. The setup is a direct connection, and therefore no battery bank or inverter is needed.

Unlike conventional electric pumps which pump at a constant rate, flow rates for solar pumps are variable over the course of the day. Pumping takes place when the sun is shining. The pump system starts pumping slowly in the morning, with peak flow rate over midday, then dropping off in the afternoon. By using the national solar irradiation data, we design the system in such a way it pumps your daily water requirements. 

 

Our standardized pumps use a  144 Watt panel to run and have a max flow of 2,000 litres per day. Every pump is outfitted with a chip that provides real time data to monitor its production. (*price of pump may vary depending on the country of installation) 

 

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Contact
Ingenuity Lab, Ingenuity Centre
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2TU
EMAIL: tabitha.wacera@sustainablewaterswp.com