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Save Energy, Save Money With Solar Water Pumps

Author: Sonia Kapoor
by Sonia Kapoor
Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Pumps in simple terms are devices that lifts and moves fluids (water or liquids mainly) sometimes slurries with the help of mechanical actions.

Normally the wattage of a typical water pump varies between 250 watts to around 1100 watts.Normally the electricity lines works on 1 unit basis. And the value of 1 unit is taken to be 1 kilowatt-hour. Now, if you consider a small pump with a horse power of 0.5 which runs for merely 20minutes a day full month then by calculating the wattage consumed you get a total consumption of 3730 watt hours a monthconsumption.

Converting it to the unit of electricity you get 3.73 unit, which when multiplied with 5 rupees an unit you get Rs.18.65. Thus you can very well calculate how much a heavy horse power pump eats up on your daily electricity consumption.

Solar Pumps: The best alternative

These are just like traditional pumps with the exception that solar energy is used to power the engine instead of fossil fuels or electricity. The solar water pump generally consists of photovoltaics modules with motor controls, inverters, batteries etc.

These are mainly used in rural areas for extracting water from ponds, well, etc. for irrigation, community supply, livestock rearing etc.

Advantages of Using Solar Pumps:

  • The biggest advantage for solar pumps are that they do not need any electricity or fossil fuel for running. Thus once installed they can easily generate energy without any recurring costs
  • No external issues like power cuts, voltage surges, single phase issues, motor burning etc
  • Unavailability of electricity? Difficult to bring in diesel? Solar pumps just requires solar energy to generate electricity
  • Low maintenance costs as they don’t need any high end motor machines hence low chances of wear and tear
  • No extensive lubrications are needed
  • Extremely easy to handle

Governmental schemes and added advantages for installing solar pumps

The government of India has always vouched for an overall sustainable development and thus has implemented various policies for increasing use of solar power and solar pumps in rural areas. As the component B of the solar scheme a 17.50 standalone solar pump installation aim has been taken. It has announced that individual lands without power sources can have 7.5hp of pumps with a central financial assistance of 30% benchmark costs. And for some special states like J&K, north eastern states, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim etc. the benchmark assistant will go up to 50% of costs.

Thus by inviting the benefits from the governmental policies and teaming up with some of the leading solar energy players of the country like Mahindra Sustenopt for installation of solar pumps today. Leading players in market like Mahindra Susten with their age old experience have already installed over 200 of solar water pumps and have setup grid and utility network across with 1210mwp and more of power generation across extensive areas of the country.

To know more about their ongoing projects and vision for a sustainable future login to their website. Hurry up now and be a part of eco-friendly energy filled tomorrow.

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Author: Sonia Kapoor

Sonia Kapoor

United Kingdom

Member since: Jul 08, 2016
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