Total Dynamic Head (TDH) = (Static Water Depth + Drawdown + Additional Lift) + Frictional Losses in Pipe Some creative ways to approximate Static Water Depth: – A recent well survey will have this information (sometimes called ‘Static Water Level’ or just ‘Static’) or a call into the well driller as they should have that […]
In this section we will cover the basic anatomy of a water well and the most common terms used to describe their features
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Generally solar pump customers get more water then they think (even pumping on cloudy/hazy days!) but its good to plan for days with less or no sun. How else can you power a solar pump system? We will cover Battery Backup, 12v Inverters and running directly from car or truck battery.
Where should I locate my Solar Panels? Ideally within 50 feet of the well so there isn’t a huge voltage drop over the distance. The ideal sites are in full sun all day without shadows. You’ll want the panels to face South. The optimal ‘Tilt’ angle of the panels is based on your latitude. Our […]
How do I know what my static water level is? Often times an old well report will have a scribbled static water level on it. Its the level of the water when at rest (not being pumped) and can change from season to season, year to year. Some wells fluctuate more than others and depending […]
Water Shut-off Options – Pressure vs. Sensor Can I make a long horizontal run to a distant storage tank? Yes, this is not a problem and has minimal impact on head/flow rates as long as the diameter of pipe is chosen properly to prevent significant loss of pressure (pressure drop) over the run. Our […]
Well Head (n) The location where the casing of the drilled well reaches the surface Most Common Well Head Assemblies Well Cap vs. Well Seal Well Seal vs. Pitless Adapter Freeze Protection You can protect your solar well pump from freezing […]
Drop pipe (n) The plumbing (pipe or tubing) that carries the water up from the submersible pump to the surface Rigid pipe vs. HDPE ‘black poly’ pipe Traditionally wells have been installed with rigid pipe. First it was galvanized steel pipe (heavy and difficult to install without a boom truck as each 20’ length needs to […]
The PhotoVoltaic effect (and the corresponding abbreviation ‘PV’) is the process where the sun’s photons transfer their energy to cause electrons to jump. When harnessed properly, the movement of electrons creates electrical current and usable power.