“During this past year, I had been researching a method to backup my 240 Volt ¾ HP submersible water pump in the event of a power failure using solar power. Some providers said it couldn’t be done, while others wanted to charge outrageous sums of money to make it work. Last August, I came across an ad for Sol-Ark on a website, an EMP-protected inverter. I called the company in Texas, and the helpful, knowledgeable staff confirmed that their system could provide portable back-up protection for my water pump at a reasonable cost. The company actually sells complete portable kits for this kind of application. The staff answered all of my questions promptly and thoroughly.
When the kit arrived on a skid by FED EX, it was well packed and arrived in perfect condition. The accompanying manual was well written and well-illustrated. My local electrician had no problems installing it. Once the system was up and running, I was able to talk to the senior engineer for the company to help me learn how to operate the system under different conditions. The engineers and the display on the inverter even diagnosed a troublesome problem with my water pump that needed repair.
For a 240 V ¾ HP submersible pump, my system consists of a SOL-ARK inverter, 6 270 watt Jinko solar panels, all wiring, a helpful detailed manual, and eight 125 AH gel batteries. The portable system automatically turns on when the power fails. The solar panels can be removed from the garage and installed on the lawn during daylight hours using their own portable stands to recharge the batteries. I’m very pleased with the system and how it operates.
Portable Solar provides outstanding customer service and they have been a pleasure to work with.”
D Eaton, Ontario, Canada