Are solar pumps cheaper than Diesel pumps?

Although the initial capital cost of diesel pumps may be lower than solar, the operating and maintenace cost for diesel accummulate quickly so that the break-even point for solar can be reached after a fairly short time, after which further savings accumulate, making solar a far cheaper option over the solar pump's life time.

To illustrate this, a Solar vs Diesel calculator is available which you can access by clicking on: Solar vs Diesel Calculator



Solar PV Panels


Solarworld SW245, 245Wp R3060.00 excl VAT
Solarworld SW180, 180Wp R2245.00 excl VAT
Solarworld SW145, 145Wp  R1810.00 excl VAT
Solarworld SW80, 80Wp R1020.00 excl VAT
Lorentz LC80, 80Wp R1060.00 excl VAT
Lorentz LC185, 185W R2220.00 excl VAT
Lorentz LC250, 250W R2870.00 excl VAT

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Lorentz Solar Water Pumps

  • Submersible pumps to lift water from boreholes, dams and rivers for drinking water, irrigation applications etc
  • Surface pumps for swimming pool filtration & circulation, pond management, irrigation