Solar Pump Learning – Articles & References

Solar Pumps 101

Learn the basics of solar pumping – the history of solar pumping, the different types of pump and impellers, and the various submersible motor technologies.

How Solar Panels Work

Solar panels and the photovoltaic effect explained – how the sun can create power, how we quantify it, types of panels, solar insolation, tilt angles etc.

Water Well Basics

Learn the basic terminology of wells – depth, static water level, drawdown, casing diameter, recovery rates. Example well report review.

Solar Pump System Sizing

Learn how well depth, pressure and friction loss impact pump sizing, ‘total dynamic head’, static water level, pump curves and sizing to GPD vs. GPM, etc.

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