Solar powered submersible pump delivers 100 m3/day to African community

A farming community in Africa is now able to irrigate its crops on a reliable year-round basis, thanks to a solar pumping solution from NOV Mono...

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A farming community in Africa is now able to irrigate its crops on a reliable year-round basis, thanks to a solar pumping solution from NOV Mono.

The Sun-Sub submersible pump system is located on the banks of the Mereb River in Eritrea, where the community now has greatly improved access to water.

Working with the team at Visual Direct International the Mono Sun-Sub pumping system was fitted with a stationary array.

This enables it to draw some 100 m3/day from the 7.3m deep well, and pump it over 228 metres to a concrete surface reservoir.

This can hold up to four days supply, ensuring that the farmers always have water to irrigate their citrus trees. The Sun-Sub can operate at speeds of 1800-2400 rpm, and is powered by 2,400W of solar panels.

The Sun-Sub submersible pump is available with either a stationary or GPS tracking array, and with power options ranging from 150 Watts up to 2400 Watts.

All Sun-Sub systems are supplied complete with pre-wired solar modules, array frames, pump element, submersible motor and solar motor controller.

“Severe shortages of diesel, and very high prices, mean that conventional pumps are often not an option for irrigation water duties in places like Eritrea,” says Mono’s Maurice Calderon.

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