This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity. It can also be used as a BB for the plumbing sand badge. TWOFER! (when you have completed this one badge, it counts as a BB for both the electricity badge and the plumbing badge - you don't have to do it twice)
In this Badge Bit, you will install a solar powered waterpump. This is a direct solar-to-pump scenario. Extremely simple. No batteries. No A/C.
Holding water high in your landscape is a goal many of us strive for. If it doesn't naturally appear there, you might have to pump it up there. A solar pump will move the water up only when the sun shines. Sometimes, that's enough. This also helps to aerate water for aquatic life.
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- set up a solar water pump (combo w plumbing badge)
o no battery
o direct solar panel to pump
o minimum of 5 gallons per minute
o air lift technique is acceptable/preferred
you must provide pictures or video showing:
- the area where the pump and panel will be installed
- the pump and panel before you install/assemble them
- in-progress installation
- the completed installation
- water coming out of the pipe
- description of the materials and process, including how 5gpm was measured
1 point for a temporary test - something that can be put away after the BB is complete
2.5 points for a permanent installation
- at least 10 feet of head
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