Collecting rainwater for outdoor tasks like lawn watering is a win-win situation. Homeowners aren’t consuming municipal water supplies, and rainwater is free of charge. In addition, plants love the purity of natural rainwater. The only challenge is getting the water from a rain barrel or cistern to where you need it – which is where RainPerfect’s ingenious solar water pump comes in.
The RainPerfect system uses a rechargeable NiMH battery to power a small electric pump, which generates 13 psi of water pressure for irrigation when connected to a standard garden hose. A compact 3.5 watt solar panel charges the battery, and the panel is separate from the pump so it can be positioned in an optimal sunny spot (even if your rain barrel is in the shade).