10 watt Solar Panels – Why are they great for water pumps?

Mike KehoeSolar Panels

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Solar panels have been around since the 1950s. Ever since then, they have become increasingly popular as a source of renewable energy. One type of solar panel that has gained popularity among outdoor enthusiasts and RV owners are our small 12V 10 and 20 watt solar panels. 12V 10 watt solar panel are small photovoltaic panels generate just the amount of current needed to run our solar hot water pumps. 

In this blog, we will discuss why our 12V 10 and 20 watt solar panels are great for water pumps and how they work.

Why are our 12V 10 watt solar panels great for our water pumps?

1. Low power consumption: Water pumps that are powered by a solar panel typically have low power consumption, making them energy-efficient and cost-effective.

2. Compact size: They are small and lightweight, making them easy to install and transport.

3. Ease of connection: Like all solar panels our 12V 10 and 20 watt solar panels generates electricity as the sun rises. In a solar hot water system there is no need for the pump to be running when the sun has gone down.  Our solar hot water pumps can be connected directly to our solar panels, therefore as the sun rises the pump starts to spin up, as the sun goes down the pump spins down.

4. Easy to maintain: Solar panels are generally low maintenance, and our 12V 10 and 20 watt solar panels are no exception. They require little to no maintenance, which makes them a convenient option for remote or hard-to-reach locations.

How is it that our 12V solar panels are well matched with our solar hot water pumps?

Our 12V solar hot water pumps is designed to handle a wide range of voltage. They have to because solar panels do not produce a steady even flow of current. All solar panels with have peak voltage outputs, at full sun, that are higher than what the solar panel is rated at.

While our solar hot water pump will only draw the amperage and wattage it requires.  They need to be able to handle whatever voltage it is being given by the solar panel.  Solar panels that are rated above 12V can have peak voltages outputs beyond what is ideal for our pumps.  The higher the voltage the faster the pump spins, which can reduce the life expedience of the pump

Our 12V solar panels also will have an output above 12V, in full sun, but its voltage range will not peak beyond what is ideal for the pump.  Thus you will get the best life expedience out of the pump when it is attached to one of our 12V solar panels.


Our 12V 10 and 20 watt solar panels are a great option for powering our solar hot water pumps due to their low power consumption, compact size, ease of connection, ease of maintenance and voltage range. They provide a reliable source energy regardless of you location. If you are in need of a solar panels to power your solar hot water pump, our 12V 10 watt solar panel may be just what you are looking for.

Buy our 12-Volt 10 watt Solar Panel here.

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