Here in the Sunshine State, we get around 237 sunny days a year, much more than the national average of 205. With all of those golden rays shining down on us in Florida almost year-round, consumers have started to realize that tapping into the sun’s power and going solar is the smart move for maximizing their home’s energy efficiency.
It’s no different with solar-powered water well pumps, which allow you to save money on your power bill or run a well even if you live in a remote, rural location. Read on to learn why solar-powered water well pumps are the wave of the future and a smart investment for you and your family.
Energy efficiency is simply reducing the amount of energy it takes to operate your home’s systems, which reduces energy bills and pollution. In simple terms, it’s expending less energy to get the same amount of work done.
Regular well pumps use grid energy to run while solar-powered pumps harness the sun’s energy. The major benefit of solar is that even if your home or office loses power — as is apt to happen during our unpredictable hurricane season — your well pump will keep running for as long as it has solar energy in its reserves. This system replaces the need for windmills and allows the pump to pull water from depths of a few hundred feet, with a flow rate of a couple of gallons per minute.
So what happens if the sun isn’t shining enough to power your well? In that case, an energy-efficient well pump can draw power from a battery, electric grid, or a combo engine and alternator called a genset. When the sun sets, the solar panel gets energy from the grid to conserve its energy allowing it to run throughout the day while still lowering energy costs.
Investing in a solar-powered well water pump offers many additional benefits.
There are incentivizing federal tax credits in place that help you save 26% if you install your solar well system between 2020-2022 and 22% for those installed in 2023. These credits are good through 2024 unless extended by the government. Many states also offer other credits to help cancel out a solar well pump’s costs even more.
Another significant benefit of a solar-powered water well pump is that once your solar-powered well water system is installed, you don’t have to pay anything in operating costs moving forward as long as the pump can draw its needed power from the sun.
Solar power panels are remarkably low maintenance and highly reliable, as there are no complicated mechanics in their design. Even if the pumping mechanisms need to be replaced around every 5 years, it’s easy and inexpensive to do.
Perry’s uses SunTech Drive solar kits, including the pump, appropriately sized array panels, racks, cables, disconnection, and the controller. SunTech Drive’s mission is to bring solar power to everyone is backed by their high-quality, innovative power conversion equipment.
When you’ve decided it’s time to invest in a solar-powered well pump, let the team with over 30 years of experience install and maintain it for you for a hassle-free experience. At Perry’s Pump Repair, we stand by what we do with our peerless warranty and commitment to customer satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to see how we can put solar-powered energy to work for you.