Solar Water Pump runs on electricity generated from sunlight through solar panel array. The operation of solar powered pumps is more economical due to the almost zero operation and maintenance costs and has no environmental impact than pumps powered by an diesel engine. Solar water pumping systems are used for irrigation, livestock and drinking water purposes and useful where grid electricity is not available
Solar water pumping system has four main components – Water Pump, Pump Controller, Solar Panel Array and Mounting Structure. The size of the system is directly dependent on the size of the pump, the amount of water that is required and the solar irradiance available.