Solar powered rainwater pump

Low cost water-mover

We received this press release for RainPerfect solar pumps, and wondered if anyone had tried the product yet? The key factors are the power of the pump, the battery life, and the cost of replacement batteries.

How RainPerfect Works:
You can finally get water pressure from your rain barrel with the RainPerfect pump. The RainPerfect pump and solar panel install easily and provide plenty of pressure through an ordinary garden hose. This effective pressure is enough to run most low pressure sprinklers, wash a car or water just about anything around your home. With the solar panel there is no need for an electrical outlet making the RainPerfect pump ready to go anywhere anytime.
RainPerfect pump details include:
* Pump runs off of a solar rechargeable NiMH battery for operation anytime – day or night
* Easy to install and adaptable to most style rain barrels
* Effectively pumps up to 100 gallons on a single charge
RainPerfect’s US rollout will begin January 2011 and will be available nationally through select Grainger locations and at Tractor Supply locations. RainPerfect retails for approximately $139.00 (MSRP).
With many US states mandating rainwater usage, RainPerfect comes at the ideal time. In fact, your RainPerfect pump and rain barrel purchase may qualify you to receive a rebate from your local service utility company or government. Rebate amounts and qualifications vary by utility company or government and not all may qualify for a rebate. Please contact your local utility company or government for instructions on how to redeem rebates.

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