Advanced Renewable Energy Systems and Solar Panel Questions

I. Solar panel to power a submersible pump to pump water to 15 meters

above ground


What size of solar panel will power what type horsepower submersible pump to pump how much

water at 15 meters above the ground?

First: Explain how solar energy conversion works: solar panel-converter-battery, etc.

Second: how to calculate electricity produced by solar panel.

Third: how much electricity/power is needed to power a submersible pump? (Note that every

submersible pump has its power rating specified by the manufacturer)

Fourth: Determine pumping rate (how many gallons per minutes depending on the horsepower of

the submersible pump)

Fifth: with that pumping rate (speed), how high above the ground can the water travel)

Sixth: Summarize your work and show how it answers the question.