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Solar Power/water pump in Johannesburg


Joined: Sep 23, 2009
Posts: 18
My Permie Friends,

We are Ukuvuna Urban farming in Johannesburg, South Africa.  We are looking to retrofit our permaculture demonstration site with renewable energy.  Currently, we use an electric pump to pump water from a bore hole and would like to switch to a solar pump.  Also, we would like to run part or all of our electricity needs from solar power.  Wind power is also an option but we have concerns that there is not enough wind generated.  Does anyone have any insights into what we should be looking for when it come to solar pumps or solar energy.  Are there any particular technologies/brands that we should look for or avoid? 

Ukuvuna Urban Farming

Joined: Nov 18, 2010
Posts: 15

I have the same question.
Tom Carnaffin

Joined: Dec 15, 2012
Posts: 3
Thee is a Chinese company who do package deals of whole pump and panel kits ready to use I shall try and find the catalogue again and let you have the details I am interested as looking to live on farm near Gweru in Zim
Tom Carnaffin

Joined: Dec 15, 2012
Posts: 3
Yes the small units are manufactured byningbo Komaes Solar Technology Co Ltd web site komaes-solar .com they are about $350 FOB in you have any difficulty let me know as still in UK at this time and have been in touch with these people about other units
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