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A solar powered pump is a pump running on the power of the sun. A solar powered pump can be more environmental friendly and economical in its operation compared to pumps powered by an ICE or internal combustion engine .
Additional recommended knowledge
Unlike a normal pump (such as positive displacement pumps, ...), the solar powered pump is actually a more of a dictionary phrase than a technical one. It is only used to describe that there's a pump, being powered by another device (such as solar panels), being powered by the sun.
A solar powered pump thus consist of 2 parts :
Solar pump installations
Solar PV water pumping systems are used for irrigation and drinking water in India. The majority of the pumps are fitted with a 200 watt - 3,000 watt motor are powered with 1,800 Wp PV array which can deliver about 140,000 liters of water/day from a total head of 10 meters. By 30th September, 2006, a total of 7,068 solar PV water pumping systems have been installed. 
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