A solar powered pump
is a pump
running on the power
of the sun
. A solar powered pump can be more environmentaly friendly and economical
in its operation compared to pumps powered by an ICE or internal combustion engine
Unlike a normal pump (such as positive displacement pumps, ...),
the solar powered pump is actually a more of a dictionary phrase than a technical one.
It is only used to describe that there's a pump, being powered by another device (such as solar panels), being powered by the sun.
A solar powered pump thus consist of 2 parts :
- the actual pump
- the energy source being powered by the sun
Solar pump installations
Solar PV water pumping systems are used for irrigation and drinking water in India
. The majority of the pumps are fitted with a 200 watt - 3,000 watt motor are powered with 1,800 Wp PV array which can deliver about 140,000 liters of water/day from a total head of 10 meters. By 30th September, 2006, a total of 7,068 solar PV water pumping systems have been installed.