I am using this well for cattle watering. It is in an afternoon shade. Sunny until about 2:00 P.M. I will install it myself. Yes I will use a generator for backup. I have a 1000 gal. storage tank and a 640 gal. water trough for the cows to drink from. Using a generator, I have been pumping about 750 gal. to 1000 gal. per day into the storage tank and gravity feed to drinking trough. This is all with a 1" PVC line. The well has a 4" Casing, and is about 35 to 40 feet to the water. My well has about 25 to 30 feet of water.