Solar power derives directly from the Sun. The Sun is a free and endless source of energy that respects the environment without producing greenhouse gas emissions. With the use of photovoltaic panels, we can produce electricity during the day, store it and consume it later.
Soliclima suggests Hydraulic solar pumping as the the easiest and most economic way to bring water to farmlands without electrical power available, utilizing the most suitable technology for agricultural development.
Solar power can be used to pump water from a river or a well and even to convert a rainfed to an irrigated field crop.
Solar power is the most cheap and, of course, ecological option of electrical supply for irrigation there, where there is no electricity supply.
It usually happens, that crop fields don't usually have an electrical connection, so an electrical generator is needed to power the hydraulic pump. But solar and wind power provide some advantages in front of diesel generators. Wind and solar power are ecological and, most important, they are FREE once you have installed the array or the aerogenerator.
There are two different posiblities of installation:
1. A more simple installation, where solar panels are directly connected to the pump and water is pumped only when sun shines.
2. A more complex installation, where some batteries are requiered to store electicity and irrigate when farmer needs.
Sun & Climate offers likewise Technical Support for every kind of facilities based on renewable energies.