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Well water with the solar water pump to pump water

Hello ,in Burundi We need well water and the solar water pump so that it can help the poor community to cultivate in all the season even in Summer

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Dear Osuine_AKeza,
There is a high pressure low cost 12v pump that can be converted to solar that costs only about $20!
If you contact me at I will supply more information,
Graham Knight

I have 5 200 foot wells, 200 First SOlar solar panels, and six pumps. 16,000 feet of PVC and 16,000 feet of elevated water.
it’s very complicated with lots of issues.
FIrst, Direct DC pumps have little power. I have an engineer who has helped me with this and I have pages of support files.
We invert all pumps to 110 as distance does not degrade power and voltage. Direct drive is a good concept but hard to achieve.
I have good $2700 Grundfos pumps and they burn up since each one has to invert DC to AC in the pump and causes heat.
AC pumps are cheap.
Then you have to figure out head depth, water depth and get the pump just right. Very few companies make the right products, I know who they are.
This is a cludgy way to communicate
If I can help, contact me at
Jay Nielsen MD, Ohio. working in Haiti.

Tests will soon be underway of the 12v $20 pump mentioned above powered by a car battery.
The next step will be to find a solar panel to keep the battery charged in all weathers.

We have discovered that the Internet firm has branches in most African countries importing most items from the USA. Not only solar panels but also $20 12v pumps are found on their website!
Choosing the right solar panel will be difficult!
Has anyone enough experience to recommend a make?

Hello Osuine,

There are many options available for solar water pumping. Could you provide me with a little more information regarding your irrigation water needs? This will help me find the right pump size and panels that you need. How deep will the pump be placed in the well? Will the water be pumped higher than the ground level? Will the system be pressurized? If so, what is your target operating pressure? What flow rate are you hoping to achieve? Do you need to pump water when the sun is not shining? I hope to hear from you soon!


Hi Graham,

Thanks for the recommend of I’ve never seen this site before, have you successfully purchased items from them?

Could you send me the link for that exact pump? If I know the pump specs, I’ll try to help you find a good panel.