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Special Projects

If you need power, and the electrical outlet isn’t close and a generator won’t do, we can help.  Water pumping out in the back 40 for a farm, lighting a sign without having to dig a trench to the grid, charging batteries (anywhere), these are some of the things solar can do well.  Many times, the cost of the solar installation will be nearly the same as hooking up to electricity from the grid, but for the next 40 years or so, the power is free.

Farm applications abound. 

Solar electric fence battery charging; it doesn’t take a lot of wattage to keep the battery charged.  The panel can be mounted on the fence near the battery.

Water pumping; solar power can work where wind power is not so reliable (like in Florida). 

Solar Livestock Water Pump System

The USDA has grant programs available for rural solar installations.  Most states have incentives available to cover part of the cost, and there are other federal programs as well. For more info see: DESIRE incentives listing

Other special projects we have designed include:

*  Portable device battery charging in ambulances (see the St. Petersburg Times article).

* GPS battery charging for kayak.

* Battery charging the electric hand carts on beer trucks.

* Solar powered ventilation fans for pets.

Custom made power supply

* Solar lighting for street lights at Hillsboro Community College in Ybor City.

* Electric gate opening device.

* Laptop battery charging.

* Solar sign lighting 

* Emergency power supply

Pretty much everything that can be done with electricity can be done with solar power.

Ybor City Street Light
Remote Surveillance
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Solar-Powered Water Pumping

Solar Powered Water Pumping

Hotwire has the technical background to recommend, design, and install solar powered water pumping systems for swimming pools, landscaping projects, fountains and any other pumping project you may have which you want off of the electric bill.  

We can help with remote pumping. Solar powered water pumping makes a lot of sense, especially if you have a situation where the power lines are a long ways away. Solar can be used for wells down to 400 feet, surface pumping, pressure water system, or water aeration. The USDA has offered incentives available for some applications. Call us for a quote.

Pumping water in Polk County with electricity provided by solar panels

Cattle ranch in Lakeland, Florida

Solar can provide pumping for livestock. In the summer when there is little wind and more demand, the solar system provides more water. Pictured is a system that provides 1200 gallons per day using two Kaneka 60 watt solar modules with a Grundfos SQ well pump.