Trying to set up a system

jtroughtonjtroughton Registered Users Posts: 1
I am trying to figure out a solar set-up for my outdoor Pool Pump.  It is rated at 110/115 Volts, 3.5 amps.  Would it be feasible to try and set up a system so that I could run the pump for 18 hours a day or more, or is that asking quite a bit for a system set-up?  Thanks.

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  • bill von novakbill von novak Solar Expert Posts: 694 ✭✭✭✭
    I am trying to figure out a solar set-up for my outdoor Pool Pump.  It is rated at 110/115 Volts, 3.5 amps.  Would it be feasible to try and set up a system so that I could run the pump for 18 hours a day or more, or is that asking quite a bit for a system set-up?  Thanks.
    It is doable.  7KWhr a day.  You'd be looking at a ~28KWh battery bank for 2-day autonomy and a 4KW solar power system for charging (that will depend on location, exposure etc).  Call it about $30K with battery changes ($8K) every five years or so.
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 7,249 ✭✭✭✭
    if it's a pool pump with grid power, you are better of with
    a) buying a high efficiency 2 speed pump  (3 year payback)
    b) installing Grod-Tie solar to offset the pumps usage. (10-15 year payback)
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