Solar Powered Water Pump for Fish Tank – Outdoor
Solar power has been really helpful for us.
We’ve used it in many ways already. Last year we have an aquaponics set-up using Tilapia and vegetables for the system, a small scale outdoor fish farming. 24 hours a day, the pump should be running for the aquaponics. Well, if you think of the electricity we have consumed the past year and the cost of it, we can say it wasn’t cheap. We had two big tanks (a big drum and another square tank for the aquaponics, both using pumps).
This year, no more paying for electricity use on our fish tank water pumps, we’re getting free electricity with Solar Power.
Here’s a simple demo on how we’ve used a 5 watts solar panel for our water pump.
The pump by the way, is a 12V car windshield water reservoir sprinkler / sprayer motor. We connected the 12V motor to the 5 watts solar panel and the solar controller/charger (for the battery).
It’s working beautifully . We’ve also added a video of our simple demo. Our next project is to start a new set-up of our aquaponics system using solar power for everything that needs electricity.
If you have landscaping in your place, you can save electricity by using solar power/solar energy to your fountains and lightings. Not only are you going to help save the earth as solar energy is renewable energy and it is totally free, without having to use earth deposits (or natural resources), you are also going to help your pocket by saving money. Instead of adding the cost to your electric bill, having solar panel installed to your fountains, aquariums, ponds, you will be getting free electricity. Think about it.
Here’s our video…