posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Gazrok
I remember on another thread, someone mentioned this.
If we lose power currently, we lose water (as the well pump is powered).
Now, I did find a hand pump alternative, and I do plan on getting this too...but, does anyone here currently use a solar well pump, where they can
make a recommendation?
It isn't a deep well, and we get constant sunlight. Ideally, I'd love to just remove the well pump from the home power, and just have it be solar.
We would have to use batteries though, as most showers would be at night or before sunrise, etc.
I have one hydropor pump at the veggie garden my parents have way in the middle of nowhere. At this moment I use a generator but I plan on going solar
with it. It uses a little 18 liter tank for buffering towards hosing the garden, but after that this little tank goes a long way cleaning veggies
Just super-size the tank and store your daytime energy directly into pressurized water, skipping the expensive batteries.