Various companies from the agriculture and energy industries use mechanical pumps for the following applications:
- Stock water
- Municipal Water Supplies
In this blog, we will concentrate on discussing the many benefits solar water pumps can go to your industry. This is a relatively new concept in mechanics but is now gaining popularity in different locations in Australia.
What is a Solar Water Pump?
Solar water pumps use the principle of photovoltaic technology. This converts the sunlight that is collected by the solar panels into electricity. This is then used as energy to pump water. Learn more about the different types of solar water pumps in our next blog. But for now, let us continue to learn the different reasons why QLD farms should make the shift to solar water pumps.
Why QLD farms should shift to solar water pumps
Solar water pumps are a better choice for many QLD farms and industries for the following reasons:
Zero fuel cost
Since solar water pumps are using energy from solar panels, there is zero fuel cost in operating them. This is the main advantage of these pumps over fossil fuel pumps that constantly require buying of fuel to run.
All the energy from the solar panel comes from the sun, which is, by the way, FREE. Therefore, switching to solar water pumps will be good for your savings. Not bad, right? Imagine, with these pumps, you don’t need to worry about your energy bill again. You can have a return on your investment in as little as 3 years when compared to conventional systems.
Less labour cost
Solar water pumps require less labour. Solar pumps require minimal to no maintenance. Solar pumps don’t require someone to start it as the system is fully automated once installed. This results in fewer water runs, labour inputs and wear and tear on vehicles. Once installed you just turn on the solar water pump and you’re good to go.
Reduced Need for Maintenance
When compared with conventional water pumps, solar water pumps rarely require maintenance because they have less moving parts. So the chances of deterioration, servicing, and maintenance are minimal. You only need to ensure that the solar panels are always clean.
Easy and Extremely Reliable
With solar water pumps, you can say goodbye too:
- Power bills
- Power interruptions
- Brown outs
- Fuel bills
- Engine servicing
- Costly moviing parts
These make it easier to use, especially in remote areas where electric supply is scarce.
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