The advancement in the field of technology has made our lives simpler and hassle-free. This advancement has also played a key role in preserving the energy via natural sources such as sun and water. Solar powered pump is an ideal example of this advancement. These pumps, without a doubt, have made the task easier and at the same time have given an opportunity to make the best use of the natural energy of the sun.
A solar pump is defined as a pump which runs on electricity that is generated by photovoltaic panels or the thermal energy. These pumps make the utmost use of the energy that is provided by the sun for their functioning. Here is the lowdown on the types of solar pumps –
Submersible Pump – Such pumps can be a great option where the water level has higher depth i.e. more than 14m. These are highly efficient pumps which are capable of lifting water from up to 50m depth. The best thing about these pumps is that it gets easily installed under water.
Centrifugal Pump – This type is an ideal choice where the water level is at shallow depths such as canals, stream, ponds and wells. These pumps are driven via DC motor. The entire head is of 14m and the highest suction head is 7m. The higher water output is ensured when the suction head is maintained to the minimum.
Solar Pumps are environmental-friendly as compared to the pumps which are powered by ICE (Internal Combustion Engine). Such pumps are functional in the areas where there is non-availability of grid electricity. These pumps are also safer to use. Since, it has low voltage, it is less harmful. High-end solar pumps also come with modules & batteries which really come handy in the protection of the fuses and overloading. With the help of these pumps, environment is also benefitted. It plays an important role in the management of water quality and controlling soil erosion.