Renewable Energy#6: Solar deep-well pump

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Renewable Energy#6: Solar deep-well pump

Post by cyprusmax47 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:23 am

To have enough water in Summer to top up the pool or watering your orchard is in some areas problematic. It is not only the high water bills that concern. If you had plenty of own water from a well in the garden you could decide to grow fruits and vegis, herbs, or have a little meadow with African grass (resists the heat), not only stones and barren land in the hot Summer. You could then perhaps do organic farming and you would have products where you know they are pesticide-free and grown with less fertilizer. If there is no well yet you could drill one. Bore holes max. 30 feet need no permit to drill. They are the so called "Lakkous" and are done with concrete rings 1 m diameter. If there is no water at 30 feet you have to apply for permit to the Authorities (supplier will do it) to drill for a proper bore hole with 8 inch. In order to find water you need somebody who can tell you where exactly is the position to drill successfully. (Diviner, ask me) If they found only very little water <2 tons/h) THEN a solar driven bore hole DC pump comes in. 2-3 photovoltaic modules are only necessary. Unlike conventional AC pumps a solar pump lifts only a small amount of water at a time with the power of the Sun. This avoids that mug and sand is sucked into the pump as it would be with a normal AC pump which works only full speed or not at all. 90% of drilled bore holes in CY contain enough water to be lifted up with a solar pump. If there is plenty of water of course a normal AC pump can do the job. Water pumped from a solar system goes normally without pressure into a deposit tank of 2-8 tons to use it from there.
Conclusion: Only Solar pumping works when there is not much water in a well.
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Re: Renewable Energy#6: Solar deep-well pump

Post by cyprusmax47 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:59 am

Not many people are interested obviously when it comes to concerns about water or organic farming...
In Renewable section please
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Re: Renewable Energy#6: Solar deep-well pump

Post by Termites Dream » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:28 pm

Max... My neighbour consulted a deviner before he installed a bore hole to AvoiD any spring water. He did not want water but a hole for drainage during winter months. It cost 1200 euros with a concrete liner. He nevertheless found spring water...so much for the deviner. He has now installed a pump and pipe work, plus a storage tank. Total must be close to 2000 euro. It looks a bit steep to me to water the plants, and I am a modest gardener.

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Re: Renewable Energy#6: Solar deep-well pump

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Have to agree. As I mentioned on another thread recently, our water bills usually only amount to €30 per quarter, €120 a year - probably half of which is water use inside the home.

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Re: Renewable Energy#6: Solar deep-well pump

Post by cyprusmax47 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:50 pm

Termites Dream wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:28 pm
Max... My neighbour consulted a deviner before he installed a bore hole to AvoiD any spring water. He did not want water but a hole for drainage during winter months. It cost 1200 euros with a concrete liner. He nevertheless found spring water...so much for the deviner. He has now installed a pump and pipe work, plus a storage tank. Total must be close to 2000 euro. It looks a bit steep to me to water the plants, and I am a modest gardener.
There are two different types of water in a garden. The one is surface water in the upper layers of soil between two and ten meters and varies with the time of the year and the rainfall. (this is obviously what your neighbour found) The other type is a small or medium size river much deeper down. This type can effect your health if you are sensitive to water veins but is also a reliable source of water if you need it all year.
Many people cannot sleep well if their bedroom is above a water vein and ask a diviner before they built a house in order to avoid it. Surface water on the other hand is no problem for that.
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