The Push for Solar Pumps
This entry was posted on January 25, 2013.
If you’re familiar with the Sustainable.co.za website, you’ll know that we provide a range of solar pump systems – what you might not be aware of however is just how important pumps are to our daily survival, and why it’s vital that we find more eco-friendly methods of powering them.
Why do we Need Pumps?
The most basic definition of a pump is a device that moves liquids or gases by mechanical action. Think about this for a minute, and you’ll realise that this seemingly humble appliance plays an essential role in our daily lives. From simple windmills and watermills, pumps have evolved over the centuries into complex, powerful machines that we rely on for:
• Water supply
• Gasoline supply
• Crop irrigation, and therefore food supply
• The movement of sewage and chemicals
• Air conditioning and refrigeration
• Flood control
What’s the Problem Here?
These are just a few of the applications we South Africans have come to depend on from modern-day pumps. Unfortunately, many of these functions require a great deal of energy, and this means the majority of pump systems are high-consumption devices; a definite disadvantage considering their widespread use. This is where solar power presents an obvious sustainable solution.
What Can I Do About It?
By fuelling energy-hungry pumps with solar power rather than electricity from the national grid, consumption is dramatically reduced; the pay-back period for investing in a solar powered pump is also surprisingly short. At Sustainable.co.za, we offer a comprehensive selection of solar-ready pumps large and small, designed to handle a wide variety of applications and volumes. We stock only the best quality products from leading solar pump brands like Lorentz, Flojet and Shurflo.
When it comes to choosing the right solar pump, there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach; whether you need an eco-friendly pump for domestic, commercial or agricultural use, Sustainable.co.za will help you find the ideal solution tailored to your specific requirements. Contact our team today to discuss your specifications – we might always need pumps, but we won’t always need conventional energy sources.