Access to clean and sustainable water is a basic human need, but many people around the world do not have access to it. Due to unreliable water supply in Kenya, people have dug boreholes to help them get access to clean water. Real estate developers are currently developing the property with boreholes as well.
When you dig a borehole, you also need some kind of pumping technology to ensure the water gets to your storage tanks before being distributed. This also means that you will need some form of energy to generate electricity. A lot of Kenyans solely depend on grid electricity for their pumping needs, while others use either diesel generators or solar as a backup system.
When you live in an area with unreliable electricity and solely depend on grid electricity to pump water, you will lack water if there is a blackout. If you have electricity, but use a diesel generator as a power backup, you will probably spend a lot of money on fuel considering the ever-soaring fuel prices.
If you use solar water pumps as your main system or even as a backup system, then you are sure that you will also be able to get water. Using solar energy to generate electricity is the most affordable way to pump water. One, the sun, is a “free” source of energy and secondly, once installed, the system is almost maintenance-free.
Here are some of the benefits of using solar to pump water in your property.
You won’t need an external source of power
If you are using solar water pumps solely to pump water, you will not need another source of energy. You can use solar anywhere, even if your property is far from the source of water. All you will need is a small open space on the ground or a roof for the solar panels, and then it will work. With solar, you will be sorted out permanently, as long as the sun shines.
Low operating costs
Solar water pumps cost very little to operate. A typical owner of a water pump will see that after 1–2 years of paying off the solar system, he/she will get free electricity for the next 10–12 years, as the solar system will keep running and the solar panels are maintenance-free. Thus no extra maintenance fee is required once the installation is complete. You will end up saving a lot of money in the long run.
Easy to Maintain
Compared to other types of water pumps, solar pumps are much easier to maintain. This is because they do not have many mechanical parts which tend to break down or blow after a while. This makes it possible to have the pumps run for several years without needing maintenance.
Besides that, when it comes down to it, you will spend much less to maintain the solar water pump systems. The only thing you may have to do frequently is just to clean the solar panels to ensure they are running efficiently.
The system is mobile
Unlike other types of water systems, solar water pumps can be made mobile. If you ever need to move from one place to another, you can take the system with you. You just need to make this specification known during the installation period.
If you would like to use the system for agricultural purposes and you have a vast piece of land or you have pieces of land in separate locations, it would be advisable to have the mobile system. Solar makes all this possible considering the sun is constant everywhere.
Can be easily installed
If you are installing an electric water pump of any kind, you will need certified electricians to do the installation to avoid electrical mishaps. When using a certified solar company, everything can be installed swiftly in less than two days.
As technology advances, so do solar systems, making them a great alternative to power your water pumps. Solar pumps are now more energy efficient than traditional pumps and in most cases, you will get an opportunity to monitor your system online via an app or website. So besides being efficient and a clean, cheap source of energy, you eliminate the risk of lacking water in the event of a blackout because solar pumps are blackout free!
These are some of the advantages of installing a solar-powered water pump on your property. These pumps are perfect for all locations in Kenya because we are blessed to have constant sun. It provides clean and cheap energy, making it a green and efficient investment. When it comes to solar installations, we are ready to build it as big as you want or customise it to fit your needs.