Today, we bring to you a solar story from Utter Pradesh. A farm owner in Varanasi decided to install a #SolarWaterPump in his farm and is now using it to run the full load of his house on #Solar, thereby saving thousands of rupees every month. Read on!
Virendra’s Life Before Solar:
This story is about Virendra patel, who owns a farm land in Pahari village located in Varanasi District, Utter Pradesh. Pahari Village is occupied with a population of 2890 who are frustrated because of lack of proper electricity lines in that area. There are frequent power cuts and people have resorted to using diesel generators which we all know are very expensive. Virendra patel too faced this problem. His farmhouse included rice and paddy fields along with gardens and a vegetable farm.
And because the crops had to be watered and the load needed to be run 24/7, he couldn’t just rely on the mains supply and resorted to the very expensive diesel generator that gave him exorbitant electricity bills every month.
Virendra patel then decided it was best for him to turn to solar. Pahari Village approximately receives 14 hours of day light every day. Installing a solar system here would prove to be very beneficial.
To turn his farmhouse into a solar powered station, he contacted Nidhi Srivastava, our team leader in solar Pump. Nidhi has been handling solar system installations for a while now and after careful inspection of Mr. Virendra’s farmhouse, she gave the following suggestions:
#Solar submersible pump – 3HP
#Solar Panels – 325W (10 in number)
How A DC Solar Water Pump Works:
Solar water pumps in its most basic form runs on electricity that is provided from the solar panels. The sun generates thermal energy that is received by the solar panels that converts this energy into DC power. As the pump is connected to solar panels and can also run on DC, the DC electricity generated by panels powers the pump.
The solar water pumps are extremely economical as compared to the ones running on grid or diesel owing to their low maintenance costs.
A solar pump has three basic applications – Domestic use (cooking, drinking, washing), Irrigation purposes and Livestock watering. They are also environment friendly, making it a win-win situation. Let us understand how a solar water pump works.
A solar water pump essentially has three components –
#Solar Pump controller
Basically, to build a solar water pump a hole is drilled into the earth to reach the targeted water source. The power from the solar panels is then used to draw the fresh water and store it in a water tank. The rating of the solar pump and the solar panels will depend upon how many liters per day or liters per minute you want to pump. The idea of a solar pump can be summed up by saying that it is similar to a regular pump in all ways other than the fact that it uses DC power instead of AC power.
The solar water pump provides maximum efficiency as compared to regular pumps by minimizing the power loss in the conversion from DC to AC and back to DC. Also it is advised not to use batteries for the running of solar pumps to reduce the power loss in the process of power storage in batteries.
Units Generated and Load Running:
The 3HP #SolarWaterPump is expected to generate 1.2-1.4 lac liters of water every day depending on the weather conditions. The 3.25KW #SolarPanels generates approximately 13 units per day depending on the weather conditions.
The interesting thing here is that only are they using the solar water pump to water their fields and dairy farms but they are now running the load of the farmhouse like lights, fans etc. on solar. Wondering how? The motor running the water pump is also connected to the generator that Nidhi (contact – 8448440775) and his team managed to install. So now the load previously running through the generator is powered by solar. Brilliant idea I must say!
Mr. Virendra is extremely happy seeing his farm turn into a solar powered station that will help him save a massive amount of money in the long run.
We are glad to see another happy solar customer in India. Going solar has never been easier. What are you waiting for?