The solar water pumping system is a stand-alone system operating on power generated using solar PV (photovoltaic) system. The power generated by solar cells is used for operating DC surface centrifugal mono-block pumpset for lifting water from bore / open well or water reservoir for minor irrigation and drinking water purpose. The system schematic is shown in the figure below. The system requires a shadow-free area for installation of the Solar Panel.
The system is provided with 1800 W solar PV panel (24 nos. X 75 Wp) and 2 HP centrifugal DC mono-block / AC submersible with inverter. The average water delivery of 2 HP solar pump will be around 1.38 to 1.40 lakh litre per day, for a suction head of 6 metres and dynamic head of 10 metres. The size of suction & delivery lines is 2.5 inches (62.5 mm).
Advantages of solar pump sets:
No fuel cost-uses abundantly available free sun light
No conventional grid electricity required
Long operating life
Highly reliable and durable- free performance
Easy to operate and maintain
Saving of conventional diesel fuel
GEDA has played a pioneering role in the development of a long-term renewable policy and implementing of sustainable energy programmes across the state. GEDA’s challenge has been to make the renewable energy and energy efficient technologies economically and commercially viable. GEDA was catalytic in the formation of the Commission of Additional Sources of Energy (CASE) in 1981, which later became the Department of Non-conventional Energy Sources (DNES) in 1982 and a full-fledged Ministry- MNES (Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources) in 90s, which is now the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy). The model was then replicated to establish similar state nodal agencies in other states through out the country.
The renewable energy promotion and popularization programmes in the state have crossed the over 3 decades of untiring efforts and pioneered several sustainable initiatives; many of which are the country’s first. GEDA has virtually been the crucible, the melting pot of ideas to ‘check out’ renewable sources of energy as alternatives to conventional fuels. The convenient green-n-clean actions in these direction and milestones achieved have set the pace for Renewable Energy Development in India.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: India
Available online: yes
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: information not available
Countries where spare parts can be purchased: India
Dimensions: bore well: 150 mm diameter
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