Install solar photovoltaic pumping

Are you looking for an efficient and sustainable solution to ensure your water supply? At Enerflux, we offer photovoltaic solar pumping systems tailored to your needs. Our systems incorporate high-efficiency solar panels, state-of-the-art pumps, and durable solar batteries, all controlled by advanced charge regulators. We take care of everything: from power calculation to choosing the ideal pump and designing sturdy structures. Ensure a consistent water supply, whether for agricultural irrigation, potable water supply, or your pool, and rely on the expert support and maintenance of Enerflux.

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Basic components of the solar pumping system

Solar panels: power and operation

Solar panels are the heart of the solar photovoltaic pumping system. These devices, made of monocrystalline or polycrystalline silicon cells, convert solar radiation into electrical energy. The power output of solar panels is measured in watt peak (Wp) and determines the amount of energy they can generate. It is important to choose high-efficiency solar panels to maximize system performance.

Solar pumps: types and characteristics

Solar pumps are responsible for drawing water from the well and pumping it to the storage tank or directly through the distribution system. There are different types of solar pumps, such as submersible pumps and surface pumps. Each type has its own characteristics and pumping capacities, so it is essential to choose the right pump according to the needs of the system.

Solar batteries: storage and autonomy

Solar batteries are key elements in a solar pumping system, as they allow storing the excess energy generated by the solar panels for later use. These batteries provide autonomy to the system during the night or in conditions of low solar radiation. There are different types of solar batteries, such as lithium, gel and AGM, each with its own characteristics and storage capacities.

Charge controllers: system optimization

Charge regulators are devices that control and regulate the charging of solar batteries to avoid overcharging or excessive discharging. These regulators ensure efficient and prolonged operation of the solar pumping system. Two types of regulators can be found: PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) and MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking), the latter being more efficient and able to take full advantage of the available solar energy.

Solar pumping system design and installation

The design and installation of a solar photovoltaic pumping system requires careful analysis to ensure proper operation and efficiency. That’s why at Enerflux we make sure to check and analyze each of these aspects:

Calculation of required power

In order to properly size the solar pumping system, it is essential to make an accurate calculation of the required power. This calculation is based on water demand, pumping head and the distance between the well and the destination point. Taking these factors into account, the power required is determined in order to select the appropriate solar panels and batteries.

Choice of pump type and frequency converter

The choice of pump type is another critical aspect of system design. Factors such as pumping capacity, well depth and required flow rate must be considered. In addition, it is important to select a suitable variable frequency drive that allows the pump speed to be controlled and optimized according to the water requirements at any given time.

Well and water extraction considerations

When designing a solar pumping system, it is essential to evaluate the characteristics of the well, such as its depth, diameter and static level. This data is essential to determine the location of the pump and to ensure proper water extraction. In addition, filtering and protection systems should be considered to avoid possible pump blockages and to ensure water quality.

Design of support structure and electrical connections

The design of the support structure is fundamental to ensure the correct installation of the solar panels. Factors such as optimal orientation and tilt must be considered to maximize solar energy collection. A correct electrical installation is also essential, ensuring safe and efficient connections between the solar panels, batteries, charge controllers and pump, in compliance with current regulations.

The design and installation of a solar photovoltaic pumping system requires a comprehensive approach, considering technical, environmental and logistical factors.

At Enerflux we make an adequate power calculation, the choice of the right components for the correct water extraction and the design of the electrical connections in order to ensure an efficient and sustainable system.

Solar photovoltaic pumping applications

Solar photovoltaic pumping offers a variety of applications that harness the sun’s energy to ensure efficient and sustainable water supply. Some of the main applications are listed below:

Agricultural and livestock irrigation

Agricultural and livestock irrigation is one of the most common applications of solar photovoltaic pumping. With this system, it is possible to feed the water pumps that extract the water needed to irrigate crops or supply animals in rural areas. This means a significant reduction in energy consumption and, therefore, in operating costs.

Thanks to the availability of solar energy, a continuous supply of water can be guaranteed, even in remote areas where there is no access to the conventional power grid. In addition, the use of renewable energy contributes to the reduction of polluting emissions and promotes sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture.

Drinking water supply in remote areas

Solar photovoltaic pumping is also used to provide drinking water in remote areas where conventional supply infrastructures are not available. By installing solar pumping systems, it is possible to extract water from wells or springs and deliver it to storage tanks for treatment and distribution as drinking water.

This is an efficient and cost-effective solution for rural communities or isolated areas, as they do not rely on the power grid or the use of fossil fuels. In addition, autonomy and self-sufficiency are promoted, thus improving the quality of life of the people living in these regions.

Pumping systems for pools and fountains

Solar photovoltaic pumping is also used in pumping systems for swimming pools and fountains. These systems keep the water clean and in constant movement, optimizing its quality and avoiding problems of stagnation or spoilage. In addition, the use of solar energy reduces electricity costs and contributes to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly operation.

Thanks to the installation of solar panels and specific solar pumps, it is possible to enjoy swimming pools and fountains with a constant and quality water supply, without having to rely on the conventional electrical grid.

Factors to consider in the installation of solar pumping systems

Water consumption and proper sizing

When installing a solar pumping system, it is crucial to take into account the required water consumption and to properly size the system. This involves assessing the amount of water needed for different applications, such as agricultural irrigation, drinking water supply or swimming pool systems.

It is important to consider both current demand and possible future increases in water consumption. This will allow the selection of a solar pump with adequate capacity to meet present and future needs.

Available solar energy and system performance

Another crucial factor is to evaluate the availability of solar energy in the location where the pumping system will be installed. This involves knowing the average daily solar radiation and the hours of sunshine per day.

System performance is also critical, so efficient, high quality solar panels should be used to maximize power generation. It is advisable to consult with solar energy experts to determine the best design and sizing of the system, according to the geographical location and climatic conditions.

Grid connection and self-consumption of energy

If an electrical grid is available, it is important to evaluate the possibility of connecting the solar pumping system to this grid. This can allow the use of conventional electric power in times of low solar radiation or high water demand.

On the other hand, it is possible to opt for a self-consumption energy system, where the energy generated by the solar panels is used directly for water pumping. This contributes to reducing electricity costs and reducing the environmental impact by not relying on conventional energy sources.

  • Evaluate water consumption and properly size the pumping system.
  • Analyze the availability of solar energy and use efficient solar panels.
  • Consider the possibility of connecting to the electrical grid or taking advantage of self-consumption of energy.

Benefit from solar pumping with Enerflux

With Enerflux, your investment in solar photovoltaic pumping in Riudoms, Reus, Tarragona and the rest of Barcelona. Our solutions allow you to save significantly on energy costs, taking advantage of solar energy, a free and constantly available source. Imagine the freedom to have complete energy independence, without being tied to price fluctuations or power outages. In addition, by choosing Enerflux, you are making a conscious decision to reduce polluting emissions, protecting our planet for future generations. And, so you can focus on what really matters, our systems require minimal maintenance. Enjoy an efficient, reliable and sustainable solution with Enerflux. Take your business and your environmental awareness to the next level!

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