A Beginner’s Guide to Solar Water Pump

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The type of pump that is powered by solar energy and is used for pumping water is called a solar water pump. It is typically used to pump water from a well, river, or other water source. The pumped water is used for various purposes such as irrigation, livestock watering, or household use. The pump used in a solar water pump system is different from an ordinary pump. Such a water pump is specifically designed to operate efficiently with solar power. Solar water pumps fall into two main headings:

1.Submersible pumps aka Well pumps
2.Surface pumps

From the main category, the solar water pump may have different functions. For example, AC or DC pump, phase type, and type of pumping mechanism.

If we talk about the capacity of a solar water pump, then it can vary. It depends on factors such as the size of the pump, the amount of sunlight available, and the intended use. But they can typically range from a few hundred liters per hour to several thousand liters per hour.

Case Study:

We would love to mention that recently we received an order for a customized solar water pump. A farmer from Kenya contacted us to get a quote on a customized solar water pump. Our professional company designed and exported the product to the client in Kenya. The clients required 5,000L of water to be pumped from a well every day. The well was 50 m deep and transported to a water tank 1.5 km away through a 2-inch water pipe.

Based on the unique requirements, our team efficiently designed the water pump with the following specifications.

1.4000W solar panel
2.3HP (2200W) solar water pump
4.Connecting cables

We can provide customized energy system solutions, guaranteed quality control, butler style full process technical guidance, and a high-quality after-sales service team to quickly react and respond based on the different application scenarios and needs of our customers.

What are the Parts of a Solar Water Pump?

The solar water pump typically consists of the following important parts:

2.Solar Panel
3.Power regulator
5.Batteries (Optional)

Let’s discuss the important parts of solar water pumps in detail.


The pump is one of the main accessories in the entire system. It is mainly responsible for transferring water from a well, reservoir, or borehole to your desired location. Its function is central to the efficiency and functionality of the entire system. The pump can be divided into the following types:

1.DC and AC solar pump
2.Single-phase and three-phase solar pump
3.Surface pump
4.Helical and centrifugal pump
5.Well and submersible pump

At our company, we develop solar water pumps that are highly efficient. Equipped with a permanent magnet brushless motor, our solar water pump is made up of 304 stainless steel rotor shades to avoid the risk of shaft breakage. AUSEUSA solar water pump is corrosion resistant, provides long service life, and has a high degree of operational reliability.

The solar water pumps designed at AUSEUSA are in demand across the world because we are among the few companies that offer motor lifetime guarantees. Also, our solar water pump has achieved CE certification. That’s the reason, clients from the entire world contact us for their solar water pump needs.

Solar Panels:

Solar panels are massive black panels that convert sunlight into electricity. It is an important part of the solar water pump. As the entire system relies on solar panels. We understand the importance of solar panels in pumping the water, therefore, we use high-quality solar panels. At our company, the solar panels offer good resistance to PID and meet the IEC62804 standards. Solar panels that are used along solar water pumps are highly durable and resistant to salt fog and dust.

When it comes to investing in solar energy solutions, trust and reliability are paramount. That’s why we’re proud to announce that our highly efficient solar panels have passed strict industry certifications, ensuring the highest standards of quality and performance.

Our commitment to excellence is underscored by certifications such as IEC61215, IEC61730, and UL1703. These certifications represent more than just a stamp of approval. They are a testament to the careful testing and examination our panels undergo to meet and exceed international standards.

Power Regulator:

In a solar water pump, the power regulator is responsible for the following functions:

1.Optimize power output
2.Protect the pump from overvoltage
3.Power regulators may also control the charging of batteries
4.Ensure consistency


The inverter, also known as a controller, is like the brain of a solar water pump system. It serves one important function of converting direct current generated by solar panels into alternating current. Pump motors utilize alternating current for their function. That’s why a highly efficient inverter should be used along with a pump. Therefore, Auseusa has both off-grid and grid-connected inverters. The optical power automatically adjusts the running speed and can be adjusted manually. No impulse current ensures the protection of the pump motor.

Batteries (optional):

These are optional accessories that are used to store and deliver power when there is not enough sunlight.

How Solar Water Pump Works?

Solar water pump works in the following ways:

The process of pumping the water begins with solar panels. The DC electricity generated by the solar panels is converted into AC electricity via inverter or controller. Because the alternating current is used in powering the pump motor. It may also incorporate additional features like MPPT (MPPT stands for Maximum Power Point Tracking). MPPT is useful in optimizing energy conversion and VFD (VFD stands for Variable Frequency Drive) for speed control of pumps.

The alternating current produced by the inverter is then used to power the motor of the pump. The motor drives the pump mechanism. It works by creating a suction to draw water from water sources via an inlet pipe. Once the water is in the pipe, it is then pushed through a delivery pipe to the desired location.

Solar Water Pump vs Electric Water Pump

There is a great difference between a solar water pump and an electric water pump. In this section, we will discuss how solar water pumps are different from electric water pumps.

Cost Comparison:

When we talk about upfront costs, solar pumps are a little expensive compared to traditional electric water pumps. But their features and services can compensate for the price. However, the price of a solar water pump is higher, but it is perfect for the long run. Electric pumps require electricity for their function. This results in heavy energy bills.


Both solar water pumps and electricity water pumps are reliable. Nonetheless, electricity water pumps may be sensitive to power outages. Thus, resulting in loss of water supply when it is needed the most. Therefore, solar water pumps are mostly preferred. Because no power outages are associated with such pumps.

Easy of installation:

What do you think? Which pump offers easy installation? Of course, it’s a solar water pump. Electricity water pumps require professional assistance. On the other hand, solar water pumps can be installed without any wiring or electrical connections. The installation of an electrical water pump is costly as well as time-consuming.


Doubtlessly solar water pumps for sale are expensive but are a perfect fit for a long time run. It is a one-time investment. The average lifespan of solar panels is 25-30 years which means you can get non-stop water for decades.

In short, solar water pumps are highly preferred over traditional electric water pumps. If you reside in any area where there is a problem with continuous power outages, and no professional assistance is available, then doubtlessly, a solar water pump is best for you.

What are the Benefits of a Solar Water Pump?

Solar water pumps offer numerous benefits. We already have discussed some benefits above. Some benefits are listed hereunder:

1.Solar water pumps are cost-saving
2.They are not dependent on the electrical grid
3.Little to no maintenance cost
4.No noise or pollution is generated during the working
5.Best for the long run
6.Highly versatile for numerous applications
7.Access to government subsidies and incentives
8.Reliable water pumping in remote areas
9.Modular and scalable system design
10.Highly compatible with drip irrigation system

How to Install a Solar Water Pump?

Installing a solar water pump does not require professional assistance. However, it is good to seek help from professionals to avoid any mishap. Installation of a solar water pump involves the following steps:

1.Check the location where you want to install a solar water pump
2.Assemble all the necessary materials for installation including solar panels, pump unit, inverter, pipping, etc.
3.Install solar panels at location where there is plenty of sunlight
4.Install the pump unit near a water source
5.Install the controller or inverter in a waterproof location. It should be installed near the pump unit.
6.Connect the pump motor to the inverter
7.Prime the pump by filling the intake pipe.
8.Tada! You are done.

Where to Buy a Solar Water Pump?

If you are looking for a solar water pump manufacturer, look no further, because we have you. Auseusa is a professional company specializing in the integration of new energy systems. With a technical research and development team that has over ten years of integration experience. The integrated upstream component products are purchased from leading companies, ensuring the overall quality and stability of our system from the source.

To provide customers with professional, high-quality, efficient, and highly reliable energy products and services. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to get a quote on the solar water pump.


Whether you have a query with our products, services or other things, you are more than welcome to ask us, our team is waiting for you!

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