Solar pumps

Solar pumps are now an economically viable solution for pumping water in remote areas far from the grid, and replacing an oil or gasoline generator used for irrigation with a photovoltaic generator can pay back the initial cost in less than three years. The basic principle of operation is the conversion of solar radiation into electricity by the photovoltaic panels, while a special underwater or surface DC pump is used to pump and lift the water up to the tank. The design and installation of a solar water pumping system is relatively simple, and we use commercial products for these installations, unlike the small wind turbine and water turbine applications where we manufacture the machines ourselves. The solar pump installation workshops organised by New Guinea aim to give participants a theoretical and practical introduction to these systems, while at the same time a real installation takes place on a farm.