After 15 days of hope and despite all odds, we were able to set up, test, and install a Rural Power Systems (RPS) submersible solar water pump for “Operation Hummingbird” at my Haitian friend, Lamothe Lormier’s property where he teaches sustainable agriculture to the villagers and other organizations. Thank you to the engineers at RPS for the collaborative effort in providing water for irrigation and for the village of Dubre.
Watering 25 pairs in a 900 gallon stock tank out of a hand dug well in the Flint Hills in Kansas. Does a good job with keeping up with them. The low well sensor is definitely a life saver, we are extremely dry here and the well has a hard time keeping up sometimes. Saves me a lot of time not having to haul water to that pasture every day. Pretty fancy little rack I built too!
So far so good! Not fine tuned yet on panel bracket but it’s operational. Notice beautiful pump cabinet Dom upgraded me to! Coyote decoys to scare off cranes from eating my fish. Panels on swing hinge on ground to adjust tilt.
Installing the solar array was quite easy except for the pipe. It took some time to find one. After that, an auger, cement and the job was done. Had a local driller pull the old pump and pipe and drop the new pump and piping. The solar pump is the sole water source for my home. The pressure is similar to the 210 volt pump. I just need to adjust my water usage so that when the sun sets, I have a full tank. Next year I will need a new tank and possibly a battery backup. I am happy with this setup.