Help With A Rigged Windmill Setup
Hello All & Thank in advance for the help.
I rigged up a windmill cylinder that I resurrected from an old well on our land, using an old pump jack and other equipment I had laying around. I purchased a TEFC Leeson 24V 39 amp 1750 rpm electric motor to power the pump, and I am hoping to use the system to supply water to a garden about 1,100 horizontal feet away from a pond water source.
I have pretty minimal water requirements. There is a 1200 gallon tank at the garden, and water requirements are probably less than 200 gallons a day. With an average of 6 hours of light a day, this pump should be able to move 1,800 gallons a day.
I have hooked up 300ft of 1" diameter black poly pipe and successfully pumped water at ~5 gpm using the pump motor. However, two 12V car batteries (just for testing purposes) hooked in series (24V) went from fully charged to dead in less than 30 minutes of pumping.
My question is, what would be the best solar setup to help run this pump effectively. We can easily run it manually, (when water gets low, someone goes and turns the pump on). My thinking was two 300 watt, 24 v panels hooked up in parallel would be most effective? What about a pump controller? Any help appreciated...
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