"As a potential customer with no idea exactly what parts my project needed it was reassuring to speak to people who knew what they were talking about and could supply a package that was best suited to my requirements. Due to the fact that my off-ground is a couple of miles away from the main holding, we are reliant on mains water. Now the solar system has been fitted using a natural supply it negates any worry of costly leakages. Having a natural clean source on our own land it was a no brainer to try and utilise this water, the question was always how.
Thankfully, we have installed our solar system from SCL Water and it is working well. It makes total sense for anyone in a similar situation to follow suit, especially now mains water is becoming more expensive and we are all being urged to become more environmentally friendly/sustainable."
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.
SCL specialises in the specification and supply of Grundfos solar powered water pumps. Using the modelling tool we were able to identify a suitable solar powered solution for our client.
With this solution it was necessary for the client to create a shallow sump from concrete rings to store the spring supply and the solar pump was installed horizontally in this chamber. The distance between source of supply and the distribution points was significant so we recommended a system that used a pressure sensor and vessel located close to the spring source that in turn was linked to a control box.
The client created a sturdy solar panel frame to mount the panels and installed the system themselves.
Under normal circumstances pressure and level switches wired to a control box is a good solution. However due to the distance between source and distribution point the pressure sensor solution is the correct one as this requires no wired level switch.
The distance and head height to the pump was overcome.
The use of a pressure sensor rather than a pressure switch was successful.
The client undertook the installation himself without issue
If this type of system is of interest please do not hesitate to contact us at SCL to discuss your requirements.