As electricity becomes more expensive, more industries are considering solar for their energy
requirements. The agricultural sector has also joined the solar train to help maintain and manage their operations. A solar pump water delivery system is one of the solutions used by many farmers across Australia. Burando Hill is an innovator in this regard, as we manufacture, engineer or test these products before referring them to our customers.
Advantages of a Solar Mill Pump
While you may be familiar with traditional pumping systems, using a solar mill pump will benefit you in the long term. This water pumping system is designed to replace the function of a windmill, and you can install it to pump from a dam, well or borehole.
The main benefit of using a solar pump is eliminating reliance on the grid. If you have a large parcel of land and need to pump water a long distance from an energy source, the solar mill pump will enable you to complete the task. You won’t have to spend money trying to obtain another energy source, such as a windmill, which is expensive and requires effort. With the solar option, you only require the panels and the sun, and since Australia is a country with ample sunshine, you won’t be in short supply.
Depending on the type of farm you operate, you may have to move the water pump system seasonally. Perhaps you’re relocating livestock or need extra water for a specific crop, and the solar mill pump is easy to move around. The mobility of this system is a primary reason for farmers to embrace solar.
A solar pump system can last for almost two decades with proper maintenance. Traditional pump systems, such as diesel-powered ones, are prone to corrosion and can deteriorate quickly compared to solar. The extended lifespan of solar mill pumps makes them a far more efficient acquisition. Furthermore, it’s worth noting that using solar options makes your operation much more environmentally friendly.
Working Out the Solar Mill Pump Range
Every farm is different in primary operation and size. Generally, a small pump can run on as little as 150 Watts of power and draw water from a depth of over 65 metres at around 5.7 litres per minute. In a ten-hour day, you can draw around 3,400 litres of water. As a result, you could supply several families, around 40 fruit trees and 30 cattle. However, you must carefully configure the pump size that will suit your requirements.
The flow rate of the pump is essential as it refers to how much water you can access per hour. The optimal conditions would involve a low pumping head and strong sunlight. A one-litre-per-second pump would give you 3,600 litres of water per hour and take roughly 83 minutes to fill a 5,000-litre tank.
You can determine how much water you require on your farm by considering the area you wish to irrigate, understanding what type of soil you’re working with and evaluating which crops you wish to grow.
Finally, multiply the size of the land you’re irrigating by the crop water requirement. The result will be the volume of water you need to pump. With a one-litre-per-second pump, you can reach 720 square metres per hour, translating to about 1.25 acres in a seven-hour day.
Trust us for a quality solar pump water delivery system, as we’ve gained a reputation among our customers for always delivering the best products for their operations. With a history dating to 1976, you can rely on us to always provide agricultural equipment to make your operation more efficient.