Water pumps are vital, because water is vital. Solar powered water pumps can deliver water wherever it is needed, for people, livestock, crops or industry. These pumps do not require fuel or a connection to an electrical grid, making them ideal for remote locations. The pumps cost nothing to operate and are virtually maintenance-free.
Surface solar pumps can pump water from shallow wells, rivers, streams, or other bodies of water. These pumps can boost water pressure and send water through miles of pipelines, or up hundreds of feet. Submersible pumps are used in wells and other applications and can lift water from hundreds of feet.
There are several factors that determine which solar powered water pumps are appropriate for a task. One key consideration is the Total Dynamic Head. The Total Dynamic Head, or TDH, is the total equivalent height that a fluid is to be pumped, taking into account friction losses in the pipe. The more TDH, the harder the pump has to work.
Another key factor is the volume of water required. Positive displacement solar powered water pumps produce less water than centrifugal pumps. These pumps can produce water even on a cloudy day, when a centrifugal pump may not. Generally, positive displacement pumps are good when the Total Dynamic Head is high and the water volume requirement is not. Centrifugal pumps can deliver large amounts of water, but are not as effective against high Total Dynamic Head.
Providence offers a wide variety of both submersible and surface solar powered water pumps, and centrifugal and positive displacement solar pumps, including well pumps, jack pumps, booster pumps, solar irrigation pumps, pumps for water purification, and much more.
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