Solar Power Pumps for NFT?

flawlessJuly 12, 2006

Please, anyone know of mini pumps that run on solar power. Please send links.


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ebay has a bunch

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 8:53PM
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I don't know where you live, but plants will require pumped nutrient even when the sun doesn't shine for a long time.

Solar pumping is more complex than it seems.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2006 at 10:01AM
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shelbyguy(z5 IL)

only slightly. pump when you have sun, to lift the water. gravity is present all the time.

the alternative is to switch to a 12v DC pump run off a battery or two and a solar battery charger.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 3:30PM
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you dont have to use a solar pump only, its just a way to save energy, its not rocket science

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 1:31AM
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jgunnm1(5a IL)

It is exspensive to run solar . I wanted a small fish Air pump and average Water pump. To get that to work . I need to buy a 80 watt solar panel($800), inveter($39)convert dc to ac ,GPR-22 digital regulator ,car battery . It would cost about 1000 bucks. Also It doesn't mean I get the power I need to run the system.Here's a cool system you can buy . I cost about $1066.48 us dollars plus shipping and the cost wiring the looks like a cool system.

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 2:56AM
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