Solar power well pumps are the way of the future for well pump systems. They make a great option for homes and businesses that are in an isolated, rural location or simply want to cut their energy bills.
The good news is that the technology for these systems has never been better, and they are more efficient and cost effective than ever before. The systems that exist today are leaps and bounds ahead of the systems that were produced even just a few years ago.
If you’re considering a solar well pump for your home or business, now is the time to upgrade. Below we have outlined 6 reasons why you should upgrade to a solar well pump system in 2019 (or beyond)! If you need help installing a solar well pump, we can help! We’re experts in installing solar power pump systems for your home or business.
Most people are turned off by the high price tag that often comes with a new solar system. However, advances in technology and manufacturing have made solar systems one of the most affordable power options available on the market today. One of the biggest improvements have come from solar cell and panel production. A system that may have previously cost a homeowner tens of thousands of dollars is now in the low thousands. While still a significant investment, it has come a long way to being an affordable option!
Unlike traditional well pump systems that run on grid energy, solar power well pumps use energy from the sun to run. If your home or business is out of power, the well pump will continue to work as long as there is solar energy to run the system. A small charge is enough to pump water from hundreds of feet underground.
After the initial system cost, which is often comparable to other well options, there are no ongoing operating costs. Normal wells burn money every time they turn on to pump water. This is not the case for solar well pumps, which get their power from the sun.
Every single day the sun is shining, you are earning free money from the sun. What better deal exists? The sun shines down and water is pumped up from deep underground, saving you from overpriced utility charges.
Trenching main power to a remote location is costly in both time and money. This is one reason windmills of the past were so popular, since they required no electricity to operate. The “windmills of today” are solar power systems capable of pumping water without connecting to main power. You are no longer limited to how long of a power cable can be trenched into the ground or how hard the wind blows.
There are very few mechanical components. Solar panels are highly reliable and do not require any maintenance, besides a quick wash every year or two. The pumping mechanisms are highly reliable and are easy to replace in the field. A system should be able to pump tens of thousands of gallons without any maintenance.
There are two items in solar well pump systems which may need occasional maintenance, both of which are very low cost. Occasionally, every year to two, the solar panels should be given a good scrub with soap and water to ensure maximum performance. Less often, about every 5 years, it is good to replace the pumping mechanisms which can degrade over time and reduce pumping performance. These mechanism cost about $20 dollars and can be replaced it the field.
As North Central Florida’s top well pump installer, you can rest assured that our expert technicians can install a new solar well pump system for your home or business that will save you money and last well into the future. We partner with SunTechDrive, a local company, that provides all the needed parts and equipment for your solar well pump system. Our service is backed with a 5-year labor inclusive warranty and all parts from SunTechDrive are back with warranties to ensure your system works as it should.