Solar Powered Water Supply Systems in Zimbabwe

Solar Power is very useful for water supply systems. The most common applications are for household water supplies and agricultural and livestock needs. 

Of course, using utility-provided water is more economical in most places, but in remote locations, it’s simply not available. The pipes and trenches that would be required to get to the desired site are often prohibitively expensive. And in these types of applications, providing utility electrical power is likely also prohibitively expensive.
Solar Powered Water Supply Systems in Zimbabwe
Solar Powered Water Supply Systems in Zimbabwe
Solar water pumps can be located anywhere there is available sunshine and relatively clean water supply. (Dirty water may be filtered, but filters clog up, and the pump flow becomes constricted, so the application quickly becomes maintenance intensive.) The water supply can be a well, creek or river, lake, and so on. (Check on the legal accessibility of your water source before starting your project.)

On a sunny day, the PV-powered pump slowly fills the reservoir.

In a household application, the storage reservoir is located above the house so that when someone opens a tap, gravity provides the water pressure to the faucets.
Solar-Powered Water Supply Systems
Solar-Powered Water Supply Systems

For livestock applications, the reservoir may be nothing more than a ditch or a cattle trough set on the ground. This system also works for crop irrigation where there’s no reservoir at all. The water simply feeds directly into the irrigation pipes. Because the pressure varies quite a bit, broadcasting sprinklers are impractical, but drippers work very well.


Here are the calculations you need to make in order to specify the system size:


1. Daily water usage, in gallons, both average and maximum: Some livestock applications don’t require water in the winter months at all because the animals are in grocery stores, waiting to take centre stage at your holiday banquets.
Solar-Powered Water Supply Systems
Solar-Powered Water Supply Systems
2. Available sunshine, in average hours per day, and your need for consistent water supply: If you need water all the time and sunshine is inconsistent, you’ll need a larger reservoir, along with larger PV modules and pumps so you can fill the reservoir on sunny days.

The difference in vertical height between the top level of the water source and the output end of the pump hose: For agricultural applications, this distance is usually small, on the order of 10 or 20 feet. For some residential applications, this number can be more than 100 feet, which makes the pump much more expensive.

This number is called the pump’s head pressure. www.dummies.com

Solar Water Pumps Recommended By Nakiso Borehole Drilling:

1. Lorrentz Solar Water Pumps are 100% dedicated to building pumping systems for off-grid solar applications. The Lorrentz Solar Water Pumps engineering team focuses on the right designs, the right materials and manufacturing methods to make very reliable, maintainable and repairable solutions that fit the application. Lorrentz Solar Water Pumps understands solar water pumping applications and build products that make delivering projects on time and on a budget easy. Lorrentz Solar Water Pumps systems have all of the connections for sensors built-in, all of the software for water applications already on board and a full range of accessories to complete the system. Lorrentz Solar Water Pumps are designed and built using LORENTZ 25 years of experience in off-grid water pumping systems. The systems set a new level of quality and reliability for small pumping systems. The submersible pumps are flexible to serve a wide range of flow and head requirements and designed for the long life needed in productive use cases such as livestock water and irrigation. The system offers “plug and play” installation.

2. Grandfos Solar Water Pump offers the ultimate environmentally responsible solution for the Supply of water without electricity supply. The Grandfos Solar Water Pump of the range SQFlex incorporate a permanent magnet motor that allows efficient use of energy from natural sources such as Solar energy. This Solar Water pumping System is an ideal solution for water supply in difficult-to-reach areas where it is scarce and electricity supply is non-existent or unreliable.
Solar Water Pumping System in Zimbabwe
Solar Water Pumping System in Zimbabwe
3. C.R.I Solar Pumps C.R.I Pumps has 5 decades of engineering expertise in the pump industry, in keeping with its innovative spirit, have extended its Solar Pumping systems with a new comprehensive range of products from Deepwell Submersible systems to Surface pump ranges. These product ranges to ensure that even in areas where it is little or no power distribution the need for water is met. It is also part of the Company's initiatives to promote GREEN ENERGY. These next-generation C.R.I Pumping systems are developed with modern methods of design, integrated with the most advanced production technologies. C.R.I Solar pumping systems are designed for various applications, combine with high performance and durability. These Deepwell pumping systems are available in Screw and Centrifugal type Solar Pumps with different head and flow range to meet customer requirements. Lower capacity pumps of these systems are supplied with C.R.I Oil-filled permanent magnet, brushless DC motors and Higher capacity pumps are supplied with C.R.I Pumps Water filled rewindable A.C motors. The high quality polycrystalline solar panel ensures optimum efficiency of the system.
Solar-Powered Water Supply Systems
Solar-Powered Water Supply Systems

4. Felicity Solar Pump. Felicity Solar is located in Eastlea Harare Zimbabwe. Felicity Solar is a high-tech new energy enterprise that specializes in research and development, project design and installation guidance and after-sales service. Through dedicated researches and continuous innovation, we possess unique technology superiority and product superiority. Felicity Solar values customers and continuously strive to meet customer expectations.

5. Frecon (Kumusha) Solar Pump. Kumusha (Kumusha) Solar Pump is available with solar panels. The Kumusha (Kumusha) Solar Pump gives 5000 litres plus per day. It is a small but powerful pump that can be best used in wells, boreholes, dams, rivers and even in ponds. They are easy to install and are compatible with sprinklers and microjets.
Check These Advantages of Solar-Power Pumping!
Check These Advantages of Solar-Power Pumping!
6. Rison Solar Pumps has developed a full range of solar pumps with a broad range of capacities for irrigation, submersible and demand pumping applications. Rison helical and centrifugal pumps are manufactured using top quality materials for reliability and longevity. Rison solar water pumping systems are off-grid systems powered directly by solar photovoltaic modules. With a wide range of pump capacities, Rison can guarantee sufficient water supply for household water supply, pool and pond pumping, farming irrigation, animal drinking water, agricultural, boreholes and many more applications.

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