In a country such as India, where the weather is never consistent and connectivity is often scarce, solar power becomes an advantageous recourse for farmers. Agriculture requires a lot of co dependent resources to be available at all time. Using something as abundant as solar power and converting it to energy allows you to cultivate land, produce electricity, pure water and do much more. Solar AC pumping systems enables farms to become more efficient, especially during dry sunny weather. It operates on photo-voltaic technology to convert sunlight into electricity and has two variants – submersible pumps and surface pumps.
Submersible pumps are meant to pump water from a maximum depth of 20 meters and is placed deep below the surface level. On the other hand, surface pumps can pump from the depths of 50 meters and is situated above ground level. It uses pipes to transport water. Solar AC pumping systems can be installed with a minimum of 3 325Wp modules for each variant. During installation, there are three components of the system which includes the pump, the controller and BOS. The pump uses photovoltaic arrays designed to convert solar energy into electricity which in turn powers the pump motor that draws water from nearby sources like open wells, ponds lakes and so on.