Solar Water Pumping Equipment

We carry solar powered water pumps (and a few AC pumps) from several manufacturers, including Grundfos (SQF), SunPumps, Dankoff, and Shurflo. We also carry a complete line of accessories, hardware, and installation parts and kits.Solar pumps fall into two major categories - surface, which includes pressure, delivery, and booster pumps & submersible - primarily submersible well pumps.

Delivery pumps are used to move water from one place to another. Some are capable of high pressure while others are intended mainly for moving large volumes at low pressure (such as moving water from a cistern to a stock watering tank). Flows can be small (1/2 gallon per minute or so) up to 30-40 gpm. Some (such as the popular 12 volt Shurflo pumps) are often used for pressurizing small water systems in homes, RV's, and boats.

Submersible solar pumps are generally used for pumping from wells, and are designed to fit inside the well casing in a drilled hole. The most common casing size is 6", but 5" and 4" are also seen in older wells. Some older wells drilled for windmills are less than 4" (usually 2.25"), and solar submersible pumps will not fit. The well may be anywhere from a few feet to 1800 feet deep - but the deeper the well, the more expensive the system. Depths over 500 feet will generally cost quite a bit more. Solar powered well pumps are seldom suited for large amounts of water, such as irrigating larger fields if you have AC power available. The largest pumps generally available are 1/4 to 3 HP.

Thermal System Cylinders

Fitted with thermostatically controlled
back up electrical heating element for
those odd days when the sun’s energy
is insufficient

Solar Batteries

Ability to use energy when its
not being produced by the system
 


 

 

 

Solar Lanterns
 

Handy and portable,can be used
both indoors and outdoors
 

Copyright (c) Fine Mercury East Africa 2015. All rights reserved.
. .