Livestock Watering

Livestock watering is an application perfectly suited to off-grid solar pumping. While the ranch buildings may have grid power, the remote pastures will not. Drawing grid power out to the pastures is not cost effective nor are the ongoing operating expenses of diesel driven pumps.

SunTech Drive offers turnkey kits that include the pump, an appropriately sized solar array complete with panels, racking, cabling, disconnect and the PicoCell to control it all. The well pumping kit also works with a genset or electricity backup. The small sized universal controller is weather proof, durable, automatic, and only requires a simple hook up. An optional float switch can also be added to turn off the pump when the tank is full, or when the well is low. The integrated Variable Frequency Drive will run motors even at lower solar output, which will extend the useful pumping time. One small PicoCell device now integrates the functions of an inverter, VFD, MPPT controller, and voltage boost with automatic control.