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SPREADSHEET 1
WATER PUMPING

CALCULATE THE WATER PUMPING LOAD

Values in green shaded cells are necessary to complete all calculations.

Water volume is in liters. Head and distances are in meters.

Water
required
per day
(l/day)

3
Peak
sun
(h/day)

/
4

5
Static
level
(m)

7
Static
lift
(m)

Drawdown
lift
(m)

8
Discharge
head
(m)

9
Static
Head
(m)

Pump type
Surface centrifugal
Surface centrifugal
Submersible centrifugal single step
Submersible centrifugal multiple step
Positive displacement
Positive displacement. Jack.

13
1

Water
required
per day
(l/day)

12
X

12
Static
head
(m)

Total
dynamic
head
(m)

Make
Model
Pump type
Motor type
Input voltage (ac/dc)

25%
15%
25%
35%
35%
45%
Total
dynamic
head
(m)

11
Friction
head
(m)

WATER PUMP AND MOTOR INFORMATION

Efficiency

14

10

Before you fill cell 14 find the water pump appropriate for your project.
Consult munufacturer's pump literature to determine pumping efficiency.
If pumping efficiency cannot be determined from the manufacturer's literatue use the following guide:
TDH
5m
20 m
20 m
20 to 100 m
50 to 100 m
100 or more

Allowance
for
friction
(decimal)

Pumping
rate
(l/h)

Pumping efficiency
15

Energy
conversion
factor
(constant)
367

16

17
Hydraulic
energy
(Wh/day)

22
Amp-hour
load
(Ah/day)
/

19
Array
energy
(Wh/day)

21
20

18
Pumping
efficiency
(decimal)

Wire
loss
factor
(decimal)
0.95

23

Nominal
system
voltage
(V)

24
2
/

Amp-hour
load
(Ah/day)

/
Adjusted
amp-hour
load
(Ah/day)

20

25
Peak
sun
(h/day)

Preliminary
project
current
(A)

SPREADSHEET 2
WATER PUMPING

SYSTEM PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY SIZE


PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE
INFORMATION
Make and Model

Before you fill cell 27 select your desired PV modulue.


You might have to repeat this step with another module
selection to mactch your needs.

Type

26
25

Vmp

Voc

Imp

Isc

27
Project
current
(A)

Module
loss
factor
(decimal)

19

Nominal
system
voltage
(V)

32

SPREADSHEET 3
WATER PUMPING
39
30

Derated
project
current
(A)

/
31

28

Rated
33 Number of 34 Number of 35
Total
36
PV module
PV modules
PV modules
number of
voltage Vmp
in series
in parallel
PV modules
(V)
30
29
=
X
=
X

29

Rated
PV module
current Imp
(A)

37

Module
loss
factor
(decimal)

46

Number of
PV modules
in parallel
(int. num.)

/
Rated
PV module
current Imp
(A)

30

Rated
38
PV module
voltage Vmp
32
(V)
X
=

PV array
wattage
(W)

PUMPED WATER AND PUMPING RATE


Number of
PV modules
in parallel

40
29
X

Rated
PV module
current Imp
(A)

41
19
X

Nominal
system
voltage
(V)

42
17
X

43
Pumping
efficiency
(decimal)

15
X

Energy
conversion
factor
(constant)
367

44
2
X

45
Peak
sun
(h/day)

27
X
48

Compare the pumping rate value of cell 51 with the capacity of your water source.
Do not exceed the capacity of the water source.
47

12
/

Total
dynamic
head
(m)

2
/

Actual
pumped
water
( l/day)

49
Pumped
water
( l/day)

47

50
Peak
sun
(h/day)

Actual
pumping
rate
(l/h)