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Solar PV pumping systems

Synopsis 

Solar pumping can help offset the cost of traditional irrigation fuels. The more often a pump is run, the greater the opportunity for savings from solar. Solar pumps are reliant exclusively on the sun to provide power and therefore only operate during daylight hours, unless coupled with a battery/storage type system. Solar pumps may be a good option for lower water volume and day time irrigation systems. Current technology will not be able to supply sufficient power to pump enough water for large scale flood irrigation.

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