Aquifers naturally feed lowland waterways via springs. These springs rely on minimum groundwater levels or pressures. When spring flow is low or absent, the waterway can be kept alive by pumping groundwater at a high value location.
In partnership with Eiffelton Community Group Irrigation Scheme (ECGIS), we have been involved in a government funded project to develop a business case for solar powered TSA in environmental and / or irrigation situations. This business case produced positive results for all options, particularly for larger solar panel arrays that are also connected to the electricity network.