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Solar water pumps to irrigate crops in Pakistan

MULTAN: A Lahore-based company has started manufacturing solar water pumps with a two-inch diameter water outlet which the company claims is capable of irrigating upto 10 acre crops.

National Engineering’s senior technical manager Sharafat Ali told that alternative energy resources were becoming more relevant by each passing day amid power shortages and the high cost involved. The solar water pump with a two-inch delivery diameter can pump 100,000 liter water out of the ground a day.

Two models including centrifugal pump and positive displacement pump have been introduced each carrying a price tag ranging between Rs 700,000 and Rs 800,000. The price is the trouble that will keep this otherwise cost-effective facility away from ordinary growers, commented an observer Shahid Munawar.

A grower Rai Hassan Mehmood who owns agriculture land in Jhang said that the price was beyond the reach of small growers. However, the company official said that banks including NBP, Askari Bank, Faysal Bank and Soneri Bank could provide financing facility to growers. Moreover, there will be no electricity bill and no cost on diesel for growers after one-time investment. The water pump can lift water from a maximum depth of 150 feet. The company offers five-year free service, a 25-year warranty for the solar panel and two-year for the motor.

The facility is most suitable for sunny but loadshedding-hit areas including Layyah, DG Khan, Rajanpur, Rojhan, Multan, areas in Sindh and others, Sharafat said. The pump has been installed at three places including Layyah Sugar Mills, another place in Layyah and at a fish farm in Lahore. Sharafat disclosed that after the launch of the two-inch delivery solar pump in July last, another four-inch diameter solar water pump had also successfully passed the trial and the company would install it at Thal Industries in Muzaffargarh on Monday, Oct 11.

Enhancing the diameter by two inches has increased its capacity to deliver water six times the capacity of the two-inch diameter delivery pump which means it can deliver 600,000 liter water a day, Sharafat said. Furious floods, in addition to devastating agriculture land, also affected the company’s work to install pumps but it has resumed operation to provide the facility to farmers.


25 thoughts on “Solar water pumps to irrigate crops in Pakistan”

  1. Dear Sir AoA,
    Please send me any information solar system for irrigation site. when the depth of weel 100 ft and agriculture land 4 acrs.

  2. Dear Sir,
    I am Farooq from Dera Ghazi Khan, punjab Pakistan.I want to install sollar water pump for irrigation of my land (80 acres).
    Water depth is 180ft. Now please tell me the best package with the best material total cost and detail (means what will be provided by you and what will be by us and warranty as well).
    Also guide me in following concerns plz

    1- Which company/country pump,solar pannels and converters (means Germany /whatever) you will provide (I want best pump if slightly costly also no problem)
    2- Battery will be required or not for solar. If yes then its life and cost. If not then how much hours we can run our pump.
    3- How much will be warranty of pump and solar panels and efficiency and inverters (what will be covered in warranty)
    4- During warranty, if any problem ,in how much time or days your company can attend it in my area (means Taunsa)
    5- I hope that I have to do well bore (with your engineers guide line) and arrange external pipe line only. Internal pipes, pumps ,and all others things will be provided in your package.
    6- Please tell me cost for this whole package.
    7- Life of the solars panels /pump/battery
    8- Pump discharge line should be minimum 4 inches
    9- Plz tell me the adress of any pump installed near by our area (D G Khan). I want to visit that solar water pump.

    Please tell me the best package with best material.

    Farooq Ahmad

    1. Dear Farooq Ahmed sb,
      Kindly send me your e-mail so that I can provide you the address and cell Nos. of the users of Solar Pumps with discharge of 50 cu mtrs/hr. and even more on availability of clear sky with bright sunshine.
      19 solar pumps been installed in Ali Pur Dist Muzaffargarh. For further details call 0300 8405816.

    2. AOA,
      Any of the information can be provided over sending e-mail at the following e-mail we are supplier and installer of Solar Powered Pumps of different capacities such as 5hp, 7.5 hp and 10 hp, ….. or call 0300 8405816

  3. Please give price quotation for solar water pump for irrigation of eight acre of land where the depth of well is one hundred and forty feet also how much water per day it would deliver.Early response would be appreciated.

  4. We are Iraqi Company ,kindly we ask you to send us your best offer for suppling us with 100 complet system of 2-inches soler water irrigation (ready to work) in FOB any port in Pakistan,providing that tha depth of the rever is 10 mr from the farm level
    Beast regards

  5. what is total cost of ur pump 5 inch extracting water pump instalation every thing total cost////////////////////?

  6. First of all, for irrigation, 100,000 Liters per day is just a sand grain. There are around 650,000 Tube wells installed in Punjab province only. Out of them, 70% are of 5 Inch output, which amounts to 100,000 to 125,000 Liters per hour, 20% are of 4 Inch output, estimating around 75,000 Liters per hour and remaining 10% are of 6 and 3 Inch outputs, which equal to 150,000 and 40,000 Liters per hour. So for a reasonable water output standard lies at 100,000 Liters per hour not per day. Please see what we are doing. Search solar pump lahore at youtube.

      1. AOA,
        Any of the information can be provided over sending e-mail at the following e-mail we are supplier and installer of Solar Powered Pumps of different capacities such as 5hp, 7.5 hp and 10 hp, ….. or call 0300 8405816

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