Will Your Solar Generator Run My Well Pump?
Is there a way to connect the solar generator and panel that Solutions From Science sells to my well pump? I love this thing and it is great for the house needs, but if the grid goes down, I lose my well pump too. I need water for my gardens and animals but the pump is hard-wired into a panel and the closest electrician is 80miles away.
I wasn’t sure how to answer your question, so I contacted Nick at Solutions From Science and asked him to answer your question. Here’s his response…
I would need to know what the wattage of the pump as well as the voltage just to ensure that our machine will work for your application. I will also need to know how deep the well is as it takes more and more energy the deeper and deeper you go. If your pump is hardwired to a panel you may need to order the Powerhub 1800 at minimum as it is the smallest system with the AC output you would need. In your instance you would need to run the AC output on the Powerhub 1800 to a sub panel. Once you have made the connection to the sub panel from the Powerhub 1800 you will then disconnect the pump from the current panel it is connected to and connect it to the newly installed sub panel. The big thing we need to establish is whether or not our 1800 watt systems can handle your pump. Normally they don’t have an issue with the running wattage…the initial surge wattage to get the pump up and going is usually where the complication is. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to ask.
Thanks for writing!
In Response to Past Letters
Last week’s letter from “Stuck” invited a response from one of our readers. We wanted to share it with you.
Please tell the person identified as “Stuck” that container gardening, wall, and vertical gardening, hydroponic, and aquaponic gardening should all be considered for their small plot of land. Many set-ups can be rigged up cheaply and contained in a green house to extend the season. I would start with a small chicken flock. Rabbits provide meat, and wonderful soil. Both provide heat for the plants.
And in that vein, another reader had this to say about avoiding food additives:
In an answer to the person looking to avoid food additives, etc. there is an awesome app called “fooducate.” It scans the barcodes and lists hazards, benefits, etc. (The website is https://www.fooducate.com/ The Editor)
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