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Disconnect that garden hose from your faucet! We’ve found a much more eco-friendly alternative that harnesses the power of the sun and the gift of rain to store life-giving water for your plants. RainPerfect is a solar-powered pump system that collects seasonal rainwater in a barrel and then pumps it using a NiMH battery that’s charged by a 3.5 kW solar panel. With 15 feet of wire, the solar panel can soak up the sun on a nearby wall or fence or on the ground, and each charge has the potential to draw up to 100 gallons with a maximum pressure of 13 pounds per square inch.

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Via Jetson Green

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  1. naturalwarming February 28, 2011 at 7:55 am

    AllForTheGreen: “Yes, you missed the fact that the vast majority of people who’re _____ enough to water lawns, are the same types that don’t understand the basic concepts of gravity and hydrology.”

    Wow. Pea brain in the house… perhaps the “lawn” or maybe a organic garden is above the collection system. Had you actually thought about it… never mind… you are not capable of a thought…

    caeman: Water collection may be lower than the food being watered so in this instance a solar pump would be handy.

  2. gardengurl2 February 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Yes ya’ll missed the main points and clearly you have no idea that the world is not flat. I can not easily collect and store water above the point of need. My site is a bit remote – I do not have a place to plug in a pump nearby but I do have sun shine to work with. I bought this pump on-line at http://www.aquabarrel.com/rainperfect and it runs at about 3gpm and does a nice job too

  3. AllForTheGreen February 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Yes, you missed the fact that the vast majority of people who’re _____ enough to water lawns, are the same types that don’t understand the basic concepts of gravity and hydrology. Anyhow, I would think the obvious issue with this article is that there’s absolutely no way that tiny solar panel is 3.5 Kilowatts. 35 watts at best, maybe? Typo?

  4. caeman February 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I love tech, I am an IT geek by trade, but…if you place your rain barrel 1″ above the highest point you will water with the collected rain, you don’t need a pump. Am I missing the target problem for this solution>

  5. Mass February 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    a 3.5kW solar panel cost around $22,000. I think you ment 3.5 watts

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