Debby specified a Grundfos SQ Flex low head, high flow solar powered pump connected to ten 340 watt solar panels configured as two runs of five panels in series, which are connected in parallel.
Our customer, located on the east coast of Scotland has now purchased from SCL Water a second Grundfos solar powered water pumping system, being delighted with the first. In both cases he had no power source and his requirement was to pump water from remote spring fed sites to holding tanks several hundred meters distant. In addition, the head height between source and destination was significant. To compound the problem there was no line of sight from the source of supply to the holding tanks.
Our client, a Devon farmer with a requirement to supply water to his stock fields, approached SCL to discuss solar powered pumping systems. Their fields had no water supply and the nearest source was a spring some 800 metres distant. In addition, the elevation from spring source to fields was estimated to be some 100 metres.
We were contacted by a local dairy farm who wished to supplement their existing water supply by using water from an old abandoned borehole. The water had originally been pumped to adjacent holding tanks via a solar and wind powered system.
"A lot of communities in Ghana still lack potable water for several reasons. Some of them have been fortunate to have the government or NGO’s come to their aid in providing them with hand pump mechanized borehole."
The borehole is located between two orphanages, an upper and lower site. The pump and panels are located at a small building erected especially to house the equipment.