History of the Hydro-Ram
How it works
Do I need a Hydro-Ram?
Solar submersible pumps
Prices and features
SOMETHING EXCITING UNDER THE SUN
The Solar Submersible pump is probably the most efficient, economical and trouble free pump of all water pumps. Fasten a pipe and wire to the pump and toss it in the water (lake, pond, well, or river), hook other end of the wire to a solar panel, then point the panel toward the sun and up comes the water. The pump is lightweight and easily moved. It yields hundreds of gallons per day to a point over 200 feet above the source. It will not be damaged if the pump runs dry for a short time.
Pumping water with solar power is using a reliable, inexpensive combination of submersible pump and solar cell panel is available for less than $1,800. A more sophisticated system can be bought for under $2,500.
Engineers have spent years in developing a water pumping system to meet the needs of ranchers, farmers, and homesteaders. The system is a reliable and affordable system that can be set up by a person with no experience and very little mechanical or electrical know how.
The Solar submersible water pump has no match in flat country or where there is no falling water or electricity. If your system is equipped with a battery bank to store energy, water can be pumped at any time, morning, noon, or night and on cloudy days. The system will pump water on demand. It requires very little maintenance. Installation is quick and easy. All at a price that's affordable.
If you have water and no electricity then a solar or ram pump is what you need.
How does a solar water pumping system work?
A solar-powered water system is made of two basic parts. The solar electric modules are the power house. The electricity from the panels goes to the motor and pump, which send the water through the pipe to where you want it. Many solar-powered water systems pump the water into a large holding tank. This reserves storage supplies during cloudy weather or at night.
Solar modules are usually installed on special ground or pole mounting structures. For more output, modules are installed on a tracker - a mounting structure that follows the sun like a sunflower.
Solar electricity may be used directly or it may be stored in batteries for later use. The batteries used for most systems are slightly different than ones used in cars. They are called deep-cycle batteries and are designed to be rechargeable and to provide a steady amount of power over a long period of time.