Everything seemed to work well and so far the mission is a success!
Here’s a pic of the set-up I put together.
I had an old Chevy truck that wasn’t being used anymore. So, I opted to mount the solar panels in the front of the box. I then put a tank in the back of the box to act as a reserve tank in times of low solar power.
The water is pumped from the well into the top of the reserve tank. Water is then taken by gravity from the reserve tank to the tire tank on the ground.
I am able to take the truck (along with the solar panels, tank, control box and all the wiring) and store it indoors in the off season.
I also purchased a solar powered camera to keep an eye on the water levels so I don’t have to check so often.
Once again RPS is showing that you guys are a step above the rest in customer service, a rare quality any more.
We just started up the pump and so far so good. Very easy to install, great manual, great service.
I attached a few photos, nothing special but great location on the Central Coast of CA. I didn’t do the solar install, just replaced the failed Grunfos pump so the array is not mine.
Installed the 400v Aug. 3rd, very easy setup. Comes with everything you need, except a valve on top. But that is a personal choice. At the end of Aug. we moved into full time off grid living. In September we where in the middle of one eastern Washington largest fires. The Whitney fire near Davenport Washington. It performed well given all the smoke from the fire. Others in the area lost commercial power which means no water, house burned to the ground. Not us. Now in December the unit is still going strong. No need to worry about freezing as the water in the pump line drains back into the well after you shut it off. Perfect for freezing cold climates like ours. If I had to complain, and I only have one, the solar panels don't work very well on even the slightest cloudy day. My offgrid solar system does but the RPS panels don't.