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Solar Pump Manufacturers

Looking for a solar pump manufacturer?

There are dozens of different applications that can utilize sunlight to power a pump. But which pump is right for your application? There are dozens of options based on the configuration of your system. Connecting with a solar pump manufacturer is a smart move. The manufacturer can help analyze your system (including head, flow, fluid characteristics) to help determine the right type and size your system.

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Solar pumps provide an environmentally friendly alternative to electric powered pumps, and they're also great for locations that are far from power sources.

Solar pumps may be positive displacement pumps such as diaphragm pumps or piston pumps, or they may be centrifugal pumps. Both categories of pumps have advantages and disadvantages. Positive displacement pumps can be used to create a greater amount of pressure, which is useful when the fluid is drawn up from a well or needs to be pumped longer distances. Centrifugal pumps can usually handle greater volumes of water, though they only pump fluid moderate distances. The main disadvantage of centrifugal solar pumps is that they also require more power. To maximize power, most solar pumps are relatively small and simple.

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