• Categories
  • 624
    1
    42
    482
    169
    1
    0
    489
    3
    110
    449
    2673
    0
    212
    624
    1
    42
    482
    169
    1
    0
    489
    3
    110
    449
    2673
    0
    212

Top Markets

  • 2
  • 8
  • 2
  • 4
  • 7
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 6
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 8
  • 2
  • 4
  • 7
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 6
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • Capacity
  • 1272
  • 738
  • 708
  • 778
  • 1272
  • 738
  • 708
  • 778
    Solar
Didn't find a preferred supplier

Nigeria and Solar Water Pump are used below Solar Projects

No Projects Found

Types of Solar Water Pump Suppliers in Nigeria

Top Solar Water Pump suppliers in Nigeria

Nigeria

Solar Market Outlook in Nigeria

With a population of 200 million and an economy that relies mostly on its oil reserves, the economy of Nigeria is highly volatile. Add to that Nigeria’s electricity woes. Many residents and business owners in the country rely on generators to power up their business and even then a huge percentage of the population has no access to electricity. 

Experts agree that this shouldn’t be the case as this is a tropical country. Geographically, its location close to the equator means that it has mostly sunny days throughout the year. The government is hoping that this renewable energy source could be the solution they’re seeking to combat the electricity woes that have haunted them for decades.

The National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy in Nigeria was established in 2014. This policy details that Nigeria has a target of 20% electricity generation from renewable sources, mostly solar, in an effort to address the nationwide electricity shortage. They are also hoping to encourage more private investments in solar power plants.

There is notably a high solar potential in Nigeria, which gets up to 7 hours of sunlight daily. If this sunlight can be harnessed, it will produce 333,000 MW of solar power, which should be more than enough to bridge the electricity gap in the country. 

Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Nigeria

Just as solar power plant projects are limited, there is also limited availability in local manufacturers of solar equipment in Nigeria. For those looking to make solar installations, you can turn to online or global suppliers and distributors for that. 

Top Major Seaports & Logistics in Nigeria

Transporting and logistics handling of solar equipment into Nigeria should be easy since there are plenty of commercial ports available such as

  • Lagos Port Complex,
  • Calabar Port Complex,
  • Delta Port,
  • Rivers Port Complex,
  • Tin Can Island Port, 
  • the Onne Port.

Solar Water Pump

Solar water pump definition

A solar water pump is a mechanical pump powered by electricity generated using photovoltaic panels. It is popularly referred to as a solar water pumping system because it requires several key components to work. The critical constituents of a functional water pump include; 

  • A solar panel array
  • A mechanical DC water pump
  • Photovoltaic cables
  • A fuse box
  • A solar charger control

You can employ a solar water pump in various applications, including crop irrigation and drinking water supply. Currently, it is the most suitable option for all your pumping needs because it has several benefits. It is essentially more efficient to operate and less costly to maintain than traditional fossil fuel-powered pumps. More importantly, it is environmentally friendly primarily because it runs on renewable solar energy. How exactly does it work?

The solar water pump’s working principle 

When most of us hear of a solar water pump, we assume it is pretty challenging to use. I can confidently tell you that its usage is pretty straightforward once you install all the necessary components. Figure 1 below offers an outline of the main things you need to have in place for your solar water pump to work efficiently;

Figure 1: Components of a functional solar water pump system

The solar array absorbs solar energy and converts it into electric energy. The solar water pump’s inverter converts the DC  electric current output generated by the photovoltaic system into AC. The AC electric current powers the pump and propels water from the source to the intended destination. 

It is also crucial to note that the inverters regulate the electricity output frequency and voltage instantaneously. These regulatory actions correspond to variations in sunlight intensity. In simple terms, the system switches to supplementary energy automatically when sunlight intensity weakens. Is this not enough to convince you that a solar water pumping system is worth its investment?

Classifications of solar water pumps

There are several classifications of solar water pumps that you can choose from depending on your specific needs. The main varieties of solar water pumps include;

  • The submersible solar water pump

This type of pump is ideal for deep water sources such as wells. It can lift up to 650 feet of water provided the sunlight energy can generate sufficient electricity to power the pump. Consequently, it is advisable to pump and store water when the sun’s intensity is at its best.

  • The surface solar water pump

This pumping system is suitable for shallow water sources, including streams, storage tanks, and ponds. They can comfortably lift water with a depth of not more than 20 feet. If you intend to draw water beyond this depth, it would be best to settle for submersible pumps.