Solar Panel + pump = Sprinklers
It's been my desire to get familiar with solar power as a hobby, and I've looked into building a battery system with panels but the costs get out of hand.
Maybe a much more simple system is the way to get my feet wet: A panel or panels directly powering a pump to run some sprinklers in my backyard.
I have a small fresh water dock on a lake 2-3 feet above the water. It's would be an ideal spot for a surface pump and panel(s). Sprinkler pipes need to rise about 10 feet above the dock and extend 30-40 feet. I'm at sea level. The lake water would be sandy.
I could use some help picking out a pump and panels. 12v or 24v?
I would guess this could be done with a 100-200 watt output from solar panel(s).
I might need a Linear Current Booster between the Solar and pump.
It would be nice to have a pressure gauge on the output from the pump.