Solar powered well pump

Discussion in 'Alternative Energy' started by Clifford, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Clifford

    Clifford Love it, or leave it...

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    I'd like to check into getting a solar powered water pump for our well. Although our well is 266' feet deep, I wonder if this is still an option...

    Any ideas? Where can I find one of these solar units?
     
  2. wy_white_wolf

    wy_white_wolf Just howling at the moon

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    266' is doable with solar. Just google "solar well pump" and you'll find more than you can look at. If you want to get it locally, check with the well drillers in your area to find out who sells them.

    As a note: be prepared to run a cistrin (sp?) as solar well pumps are low volumn (GPM) and don't handle pressure well. A second pump can be used to pressure the house.
     

  3. Jim-mi

    Jim-mi Well-Known Member

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    Yes its very doable . . . . .but it is pricy

    The Grundfos SQFlex is an excelent pump . . . .in the $1500 . neighborhood.
    And the PV etc. to power it. . . .many more bucks.

    Here again the upfront costs scare people away.
    BUT....once paid for, this pump and system will give long trouble free service. . . . . . .

    Free from the Grid . . .