What is Solar Water Pump?

A solar water pump is an innovative technology water lifting system that is powered by solar energy. It is also known as Solar Pumping System, Solar Submersible Pump, and Solar Pump. This system typically consists of a  solar panel, solar inverter, controller, and sometimes a solar battery. These pumps are more economical since they don’t need grid electricity and reduce carbon footprints too.

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Solar water pump

The solar-powered pump is a wonderful technique for providing water to isolated locations that are both environmentally and socially beneficial. Solar pumps are more popular among farmers and are used to irrigate agricultural land and horticultural fields. But now, these pumps are increasingly used for fountains, swimming pool pumps, water circulation pumps, mono-block home pumps, and other similar applications.

How Solar Pump Work?

Working diagram of solar water pump

The working of the solar pump starts with the solar panel. Solar panels are made up of a bunch of small silicon solar cells that absorb the sunlight and convert it into DC electricity, which powers the pump. The solar pump directly connects with the solar panel through an MPPT solar pump controller. So whenever sunlight hits the solar panel and you turn the pump on, it starts to lift the water.

In case you are using an AC water pump, then the generated electricity will go through the solar inverter. Therefore, you will have to install a solar inverter with your solar pump. The inverter will convert the DC electricity into AC electricity and then transferred it to the pump.

2 Types of Solar Water Pump

Advancement in the field of solar has led to the development of technologies and types of every solar product. Similarly, if we talk about the types of solar water pumps, then they are mainly of 2 types. Let’s know about these types in brief.

Solar Submersible Pump

Solar submersible pump

Solar submersible pump

Solar submersible pumps are used where water has to be lifted from deeper underground. If put in simple words, this pump is used to lift water from a depth of more than 15 meters. To lift the water, simply put the pump inside the water and switch it on, the rest of the work will be done by the solar itself. Solar submersible water pumps are the most preferable pumps in India as the water depth is very high in maximum areas.

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Solar Surface Pump

Solar surface pump

Solar surface pump

Surface pumps are relatively small but powerful water pumps. They are used to lift shallow water. If the depth of water is 15 meters or less than 15 meters then a solar surface pump is recommended. It can easily lift the water to the ground or above the ground level. You will find this type of pump pulling water from streams, storage tanks, shallow wells, and ponds at many places.

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DC vs AC Solar Pump

DC Solar Pump

DC water pumps are directly solar-powered pumps therefore, they do not require a solar inverter. These are directly connected to the solar panels and connectors. The biggest drawback of these pumps is that they cannot work after sunset. So if you want your system to work even at night, then you can install solar batteries in it.

AC Solar Pump

These solar pumps can’t be powered by direct solar panels/DC power. To connect this solar pump with the solar panel, you have to install a solar inverter that converts the DC power into AC power. It can also be powered by grid electricity.

Technologies in Solar Water Pump

There are three technologies to power your solar surface water pump (AC & DC) and solar submersible water pump (AC & DC). A brief description of these technologies is mentioned below.

On-Grid Solar Pump

In an on-grid solar system, your water pump will be powered by a solar panel. In case the solar panel is generating more power than the water pump’s consumption, then the excess power will automatically be exported to the grid via net metering and the government will adjust it in your next electricity bill.

Hybrid Solar Pump

In a hybrid solar pump, there are three power options to run the solar pump. First is solar power, second is the grid electricity and the third is a solar battery. In day time your water pump is powered by solar electricity, at night it is powered by the grid and when both (solar power and grid) are not available then it will be powered by a battery.

Solar Pump VFD Drive

VFD drives are a modern solution to the problems of farmers. Solar pump VFD drive converts your existing water pump into a solar pump. This technology is becoming famous day by day. There is a shortage of electricity in the rural area and through VFD drive farmers can operate their pumps even when there is no grid.

Solar Water Pump Price List 2021

  • DC Pump Price
  • AC Pump Price

DC Solar Pump Model

Selling Price

1 HP Solar Pump Set

Rs.67,200

2 HP Solar Pump Set

Rs.1,16,000

3 HP Solar Pump Set

Rs.1,56,000

5 HP Solar Pump Set

Rs.2,32,000

7.5 HP Solar Pump Set

Rs.3,80,000

10 HP Solar Pump Set

Rs.4,68,000

 

AC  Solar Pump Model

Pump Head

Selling Price

1HP Solar Pump (1200w)

20 Meter

Rs.1,14,589

1HP Solar Pump (1200w)

35 Meter

Rs.1,15,487

1HP Solar Pump (1200w)

70 Meter

Rs.1,22,223

2HP Solar Pump (2000w)

20 Meter

Rs.1,55,773

2HP Solar Pump (2000w)

30 Meter

Rs.1,60,394

2HP Solar Pump (2000w)

60 Meter

Rs.1,61,778

2HP Solar Pump (2000w)

80 Meter

Rs.1,65,572

3HP Solar Pump (3000w)

20 Meter

Rs.2,10,474

3HP Solar Pump (3000w)

30 Meter

Rs.2,10,989

3HP Solar Pump (3000w)

50 Meter

Rs.2,11,040

3HP Solar Pump (3000w)

70 Meter

Rs.2,15,154

3HP Solar Pump (3000w)

100 Meter

Rs.2,15,411

5HP Solar Pump (5000w)

20 Meter

Rs.3,00,180

5HP Solar Pump (5000w)

30 Meter

Rs.3,01,793

5HP Solar Pump (5000w)

50 Meter

Rs.3,03,491

5HP Solar Pump (5000w)

70 Meter

Rs.3,10,347

5HP Solar Pump (5000w)

100 Meter

Rs.3,12,319

7.5HP Solar Pump (6750w)

50 Meter

Rs.3,90,819

7.5HP Solar Pump (6750w)

70 Meter

Rs.3,91,283

7.5HP Solar Pump (6750w)

100 Meter

Rs.4,00,882

10HP Solar Pump (9000w)

50 Meter

Rs.5,11,944

10HP Solar Pump (9000w)

70 Meter

Rs.5,14,006

10HP Solar Pump (9000w)

100 Meter

Rs.5,20,809

10HP Solar Pump (10000w)

140 Meter

Rs.5,70,340

 

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  • Above prices are including solar pump, controller, panel, structure, AC-DC wires, earthing, connectors and complete accessories, tax, transportation & installation.
  • Removal of old pump, (if any) pipe, and foundation work of solar structure is extra.

Subsidy on Solar Water Pump

Solar water pumps are the best water-lifting/extraction system because it combines the benefits of dependability, affordability, and environmental preservation in one package. Due to these characteristics of solar pumps, the government is also promoting solar pumps in a big way. The government of India (MNRE) is providing up to 90% subsidy on solar water pumps. You can contact your state solar department or contact us for more detail about the subsidy.

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1HP Solar Water Pump

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1 HP Solar Pump

84,000 67,200
  • Independent System
  • No Grid Required
  • No Electricity Bills
  • 5 Year Complete Warranty
  • Delivery - Within 5 to 7 Days

 

ParticularDescription
Solar Pump1 HP
Solar Pump TypeDC Submersible
Pump Head29-46 Meter
Solar Panel900 watt
Controller1 Set
Open circuit voltage90-140 V DC
Maximum peak voltage110 V DC
Maximum Input Current8.2 Amps
Output voltage30-85 V
Input power900 W DC
ProtectionsOver current, over & low voltage, dry run, overflow etc.
AccessoriesStructure, wires, nut bolt etc.
Discharge6200 – 38400 Liters per day.
Warranty5 years for complete system and 25 years for solar panel.
Delivery5-7 days
PriceRs. 67,200 included installation.

 

2HP Solar Water Pump

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2 HP Solar Pump

1,45,000 1,16,000
  • Independent System
  • No Grid Required
  • No Electricity Bills
  • 5 Year Complete Warranty
  • Delivery - Within 5 to 7 Days

ParticularDescription
Solar Pump2 HP
Solar Pump TypeDC Submersible
Pump Head49-86 Meter
Solar Panel1800 watt
Controller1 Set
Open circuit voltage90-140 V DC
Maximum peak voltage110 V DC
Maximum Input Current16 Amps
Output voltage30-85 V
Input power1800 W DC
ProtectionOver current, over & low voltage, dry run, overflow etc.
AccessoriesStructure, wires, nut bolt etc.
Discharge12000 – 40000 Liters per day.
Warranty5 years for complete system and 25 years for solar panel.
Delivery5-7 days
PriceRs. 1,16,000 included installation.

 

3HP Solar Water Pump

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3 HP Solar Pump

1,95,000 1,56,000
  • Independent System
  • No Grid Required
  • No Electricity Bills
  • 5 Year Complete Warranty
  • Delivery - Within 5 to 7 Days

ParticularDescription
Solar Pump3 HP
Solar Pump TypeDC Submersible
Pump Head59-89 Meter
Solar Panel3 kilowatt
Controller1 Set
Open circuit voltage90-140 V DC
Maximum peak voltage110 V DC
Maximum Input Current24 Amps
Output voltage30-85 V
Input power3000 W DC
ProtectionOver current, over & low voltage, dry run, overflow etc.
AccessoriesStructure, wires, nut bolt etc.
Discharge25000 – 60000 Liters per day.
Warranty5 years for complete system and 25 years for solar panel.
Delivery5-7 days
PriceRs. 1,56,000 included installation.

 

5HP Solar Water Pump

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5 HP Solar Pump

2,90,000 2,32,000
  • Independent System
  • No Grid Required
  • No Electricity Bills
  • 5 Year Complete Warranty
  • Delivery - Within 5 to 7 Days

ParticularDescription
Solar Pump5 HP
Solar Pump TypeDC Submersible
Pump Head59-119 Meter
Solar Panel5 kilowatt
Controller1 Set
Open circuit voltage90-140 V DC
Maximum peak voltage110 V DC
Maximum Input Current40 Amps
Output voltage30-85 V
Input power3000 W DC
ProtectionOver current, over & low voltage, dry run, overflow etc.
AccessoriesStructure, wires, nut bolt etc.
Discharge45000 – 100000 Liters per day.
Warranty5 years for complete system and 25 years for solar panel.
Delivery5-7 days
PriceRs. 2,32,000 included installation.

 

10 HP Solar Water Pump

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10 HP Solar Pump

5,85,000 4,68,000
  • Independent System
  • No Grid Required
  • No Electricity Bills
  • 5 Year Complete Warranty
  • Delivery - Within 5 to 7 Days

ParticularDescription
Solar Pump10 HP
Solar Pump TypeDC Submersible
Pump Head59-119 Meter
Solar Panel10 kilowatt
Controller1 Set
Open circuit voltage90-140 V DC
Maximum peak voltage110 V DC
Maximum Input Current40 Amps
Output voltage30-85 V
Input power10000 W DC
ProtectionOver current, over & low voltage, dry run, overflow etc.
AccessoriesStructure, wires, nut bolt etc.
Discharge120000 – 200000 Liters per day.
Warranty5 years for complete system and 25 years for solar panel.
Delivery5-7 days
PriceRs. 4,68,000 included installation.

 

Components of Solar Water Pump

Water Pump/Motor

Solar pump motor

The solar pump and motor is the most important part of this entire pumping system. This is the part that works to lift the water. Whether you install a solar submersible pump or a solar surface pump, this part will be included in both types of pumps.

Solar Panel

Solar panels are use to generate electricity to power the pump. For this solar panels use sunlight. They absorb the heat of the Sun and convert it into DC electricity. There are two types of solar panels – polycrystalline panels and monocrystalline panels. You can install any type according to your requirement.

Pump Controllers

A pump controller is a small but most important solar device for DC solar pumps. Solar inverters are not used in DC solar pumps and it is run by connecting it directly to the solar panel. Therefore, solar controllers are used in these systems to maintain optimum voltage and stability.

Water Pump/Motor

Solar pump motor

The solar pump and motor is the most important part of this entire pumping system. This is the part that works to lift the water. Whether you install a solar submersible pump or a solar surface pump, this part will be included in both types of pumps.

Solar Panel

Solar panels are use to generate electricity to power the pump. For this solar panels use sunlight. They absorb the heat of the Sun and convert it into DC electricity. There are two types of solar panels – polycrystalline panels and monocrystalline panels. You can install any type according to your requirement.

Pump Controllers

A pump controller is a small but most important solar device for DC solar pumps. Solar inverters are not used in DC solar pumps and it is run by connecting it directly to the solar panel. Therefore, solar controllers are used in these systems to maintain optimum voltage and stability.

Pros & Cons of Solar Pump

Advantages

Advantages

  • Up to 90% government subsidy
  • Low maintenance/No recurring cost
  • Don’t require fuel or batteries
  • Work independently without a utility grid
  • Can’t be affected by power cuts, low voltage
  • Free of single-phase problems or motor burning
  • Beneficial for rural areas where electricity is not available
  • No lubricants, so no chances of soil contamination
  • Easy to install and operate
  • 25 to 30 years long working life

Disadvantages

Disadvantages

  • Require one-time heavy investment
  • Comparatively low-performance during bad weathers

Solar Pump Applications

The solar irrigation pump is a growing technique in various fields. To reducing the irrigation cost in the agriculture sector, solar pumps play a very important role.

These water pumps use solar power to lift the water and irrigate the land. No grid electricity is required for a solar pump, so you don’t worry about heavy electricity bills. This technology will definitely make a difference in your cultivation cost and boost your profits up. Some of the basic applications are as below:

6 Steps to Choose the Best Solar Pump

  • Calculate your water consumption.
  • Know the depth of water level.
  • Decide the capacity of the water pump.
  • Select the type of water pump.
  • Place an order for a solar pump.
  • Get it installed and enjoy.

Top 10 Solar Brands of Solar Pump in India

Installing a solar pump is a long time investment. So choose only that solar brand that you can trust for a long time. We have mentioned a list of the top 10 solar pump brands in India below. The solar pumps of all these brands are of good quality and high efficiency. You can go any of these as per your preference.

  • Tata Power Solar Pump
  • Shakti Solar Pump
  • Falcon Solar Pump
  • Amrut Solar Pump
  • Crompton Solar Pump
  • Lubi Solar Pump
  • Waaree Solar Pump
  • Texmo Solar Pump
  • Oswal Solar Pump
  • KBL Solar Pump

FAQs – Solar Water Pump

Yes, solar pumps are expensive. But it is like only a one-time investment. Solar pumps reduce your electricity bills and boost your profits.

Solar pumps are available in two types:

  • Solar Submersible Pump (AC & DC pumps)
  • Solar Surface Pump (AC & DC pumps)

There are three technologies of the solar pump.

  • Solar pump VFD drive
  • Hybrid Solar pump (Grid electricity + Solar power + Battery)
  • On-grid solar pump (With Net Metering)

Yes, it is possible to relocate the solar pump. You can relocate it anywhere as per your need and desire.

You should go for a 10 HP solar PV pump.

To run a 1 HP solar PV water pump you are required to install a total 900-watt solar panel.

All type of solar pumps is best. A solar surface pump is used where the depth of water is less than 15 meters and a solar submersible water pump is used where the water is below 15 meters. VFD solar solutions are used for your existing water pumps. A hybrid solar pump uses all electrical sources (grid + solar energy + battery) as required. And on-grid solar PV pumps have an option to export excess power to the grid through net-metering.

Yes, the efficiency level of the solar PV pump is affected by season. In summer it will provide you more water but in winter it will give you less water.

Yes, for farmers there is up to 90% government subsidy on panel. To know more you can contact your state solar department.

If you want to buy a solar surface pump or solar submersible pump then you can contact us or you can buy it from our online solar store.

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Updated On: 15/09/2021

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