Solar-powered water systems offer safe water and hope for communities across the world and, more often than not, are a favored approach for Nakiso Borehole Drilling.
In addition to being beneficial for the environment (especially when compared to systems powered by generators), solar-powered pumps are sustainable for the communities that operate them. With over 200 solar-powered systems installed, Nakiso Borehole Drilling has experienced a very low failure rate.
We have also seen a reduction of overall lifecycle costs when compared to drilled boreholes fitted with hand pumps that are designed for equivalent service areas and lifespans.
Advantages of Solar-Power Pumping:When compared with alternative power sources – including hand pumps, an electrical grid connection, or generator power – solar power is the best overall choice in many situations.
A majority of the advantages of solar-power water pumping fall into the following four categories:
1. Serve more people. Higher flow and head capacity than hand pumps mean that solar pumping can serve more people in less time significantly reducing queuing times.
2. Treat, store, and distribute water. Water can be treated and stored in elevated tanks which means that water can be provided where end users are able to access it easily.
3. Provide high levels of service in remote areas. Solar pumps can operate in remote off-grid areas without access to electrical grid power. Additionally, solar pumps provide quantity, accessibility, and reliability that’s equal to (if not greater than) traditional AC powered pumps.
4. Minimize operation & maintenance costs. Very little capital maintenance is required and most solar pumps continue to function for 10+ years. Plus, solar-powered systems are not difficult to operate and training only takes a few weeks.