Simple Pump Solar Kit
Off Grid Factory Option
In December 2013 Simple Pump introduced a
factory supplied option for powering the pump with an off
grid solar battery system.
The control enclosure, motor
The Linear Bearing
Link Drive with the 24 Volt DC high torque gear motor in
a 20 gauge stainless steel rainproof lockable enclosure.
The enclosure has a
stainless steel backboard where these components are mounted:
a Morningstar ProStar pulse width modulation charge
controller, a Cole Hersee 24 volt heavy duty solenoid to
protect the charge controller from voltage fluctuations,
a Diehl 24 volt 8 events per day 7 day programmable
timer, a fuse and fuse holder and a external heavy duty on off
switch for starting and stopping the pump motor.
balance of the system components:
A 245 watt 24 volt 60
cell poly silicon solar panel with a 12 year workmanship
warranty and an 80% after 25 year performance warranty.
A two panel option is available.
A General Specialties
top of pole solar panel mount for 1 or optionally 2
A galvanized steel
pole for the panel mount, 3 inch diameter for one panel,
4 inch diameter for two panels.
Solar panel cables 10
foot USE-2 AWG 10 with MC4 connectors. Longer
cables are available as an option.
A battery box for
mounting on the pole beneath the solar panel (self
shading) with room for 2 each GR-27 (battery case size)
or GR-31 100 amp hour 12 volt batteries, with mounting
back board and U bolt hardware. The battery box is
white epoxy coated.
for a do-it-yourself installation
components to be purchased locally:
Batteries, 2 each 100
amp hour 12 volt lead acid, dimensions not to exceed 13
x 7 x 10 inches.
batteries are recommended. AGM is absorbed
glass mat. These batteries are sealed, maintenance
free and transport non hazardous.
Bagged or premixed
concrete for the foundation to support the pole mount
for the solar panels.
Pump performance using this system:
225 feet total head
pressure (97 psi), 45 gallons per hour using the smaller
100CA pump cylinder
175 feet of total
head pressure (75 psi) at 75 gallons per hour using the
larger 125CA pump cylinder
Your pumping capacity
per day depends on your geographic location and sun
hours (solar insolation) over the course of the year.
prices not including the pump:
The integrated linear
bearing link drive LBLD24-1S, enclosure and components
is $1,900 plus shipping.
The single 24 volt
solar panel with mount, pole and battery box is $1,300
The two 24 volt solar
panel with mount, pole and battery box is $1,900 plus
The solar panel
cables 4 each 10 foot is $120. Other lengths are
available and priced according to length.
batteries for this system?
We can provide top
quality made in the USA
AGM batteries dropped shipped to you from the East Coast
or factory warehouse in California via UPS or FedEx.
Two batteries typically ship for less than $50. We
also recommend the use of our
Battery Life Saver which will improve the life of your
We also recommend the
installation of a
lightning arrestor for all solar pumping
Learn more about
how lightning protection works.
Pumps and Storage Tanks
Pump can be used to pump to pressure but the water flow rate
may not satisfy your requirements. Or, your static
water level in your well may be too deep to allow pumping to
One of the ways to over
come these issues is to pump water with your Simple Pump to
a non-pressurized storage tank and use a booster pump to
pump water to pressure.
This is the way our Simple Pump works. See the
photos of our pump house at Neal Creek Farm where our Simple
Pump is the well pump for our house and guest cottage.
We can provide
storage tanks. We can also supply
booster pumps (the best),
SHURflo booster pumps
other Simple Pumps:
If you have a Simple Pump
with the traditional Scotch Yoke
drive or the newer
linear bearing link drive, or if you need more water
than what the Simple Pump factory system can provide, we design and sell
complete solar packages for solar water pumping systems.
We can also provide
solar panel direct
pumping without batteries which is a much more cost
effective system if it meets your needs pumping during
daylight hours only.
ready to help:
We are one of the top
Simple Pump value added resellers.
Please contact us today for
more information and assistance.
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