Originally Posted by nealtw
Wouldn't just depend on how much solar power you can supply?
If you post some candidate systems we can cut through the puffery and figure out what the HO will really be getting. I doubt a 200W system will do it.
If you present yourself as a contractor you'll get less BS, but if you ask too many questions they'll bail on you. There are easier customers in the world that they would rather deal with. The idea is to get past the marketing people and speak to an Applications Engineer.
Pumps and water levels and pump depths and water depths are tricky - even some of Terry Love's guys didn't have it figured out. The formula, HP = head x GPM/3956 seemed to be news to them.
I learned the most about pump physics from a five gallon bucket and the new pond pump I bought. No flow meters, no nothing, just by looking.
There are four combos: bucket almost empty/topped off, pump with inlet at top/bottom. The pump outlet is always at the top edge of the bucket.