It was a great pleaser and experience for me to participate in the green peace contest to develop most low cost, economically viable, affordable solar powered irrigation pump to suit farmer’s community, help them overcome their current irrigation problem, not only to Bihar state alone –but faced across India, as well as farmers community across the globe, in particular in developing and under developed countries.
In my earlier approach, I have submitted multi cylinder multi utility hybrid pump that can work on both grid and solar powered charge batteries, after getting various feedback from valued commenters, looking to their suggestions, which motivated us to further develop it that can meet requirements and performance as specified in the contest terms & conditions within cost limits. Our earlier version were exceeding cost factor. Hence me and my team reconsidering to work further to modify and develop, a simple suitable pump, that can meet, overcome present engineering problems, necessary to meet the conditions laid by the challenge. After rigorous R&D we are delighted to have achieved bench mark, and tested the pump for its working performance.
That has following advantage over conventional pumps We have selected 3 HP kirloskar brand conventional diesel/ electric motor powered pump, popular brand with farmers in India, and conducted our R&D further modification for that can replace conventional diesel engines / electric motors.
Pump specification – and deliverable package- can work on both A/C & D/C –operating current- motor 50 volt- 12.5 amps, with inbuilt transformer, - RPM-1400 - head 8.5 -12. Total head 13.5 meter. Discharge- 10.8L/s— pump - EFF 74% Power 50 volts amps- Range 8 to12,Amps ----------Pump, accessories- pump trolley- with provision option- power operated/or manual drive, speed 3 Kmph, Drive - through PTU, other accessories- domestic LED light- each 10 watt, 10 units, solar panels, of 600 to 700 watts, approximate.10 meter power cord, operational/instruction maintainer’s manual -at cost Rs 10,0000/= approximate.
The Additional features, and benefits, for additional income generation
The additional –equipment & machine to work with power of pump at extra cost- 1) Chaff-cutter, for fodder processing, 2) pesticide spray pump, 3) winnowing fan, 4) milking machine, dairy 5) domestic floor mill, 6) spices processing grinding machine,7) sugar cane juicer,8) wood making machine, 9 Agro-tool grinding, 10) potable water RO unit.
THIS PUMP HAS BEEN TESTED AS SPECIFIED IN THIS PRESENTATION OF GREEN PEACE CHALLENGE
(Pump specification – and deliverable package- can work on both A/C & D/C –operating current- motor 50 volt- 12.5 amps, with inbuilt transformer, - RPM-1400 - head 8.5 -12. Total head 13.5 meter. Discharge- 10.8L/s— pump - EFF 74% Power 50 volts amps- Range 8 to12, Amps)