The efficient, reliable, investment
The NCPW team excel at the design and sizing of solar pumping systems as we specialise in solar power, as well as pumping. Many other companies that supply solar pumps are either pump suppliers, or solar installers, it’s not often you come across a business like ours that specialises in both!
The solar pump products are improving, and the residential solar market is driving down the prices of solar panels, making solar pumps much more affordable than they were 5-10 years ago. To put the change in price in of solar panels in perspective, in 2000, if you were to purchase an 80watt solar panel it would have cost you around $1,000, now we sell a 90watt solar panel for around $200!
The applications for solar pumping are endless, but the most common application is replacing petrol or diesel pumps that are becoming tired or have failed. The biggest advantage with a solar pump is once it is setup correctly, there is very little interaction and maintenance required. There is no need to switch them on and off, service oil, fill up fuel etc. so many farmers are switching to solar as it is much more user friendly.
Solar Water Pumping Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can a solar pump provide enough pressure and flow to run my irrigation system?
A. Solar pumps are ideal for running irrigation systems, each pump needs to be designed to suit the application specifically – but they definitely can produce enough pressure and /or flow to suit most irrigation applications.
Q. Can I use a solar pump for topping up my header tanks?
A. Definitely! This application is one of the most common uses for solar pumping systems… Solar pumping systems will start as soon as sun reaches the solar panels and continue to pump throughout the day until the sun goes down. If you do not want to pump more water than required – a simple pressure switch or flow switch can be installed to switch the pump off once the tank is full!