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Solar borehole pump technical specifications

Our range of solar borehole pumps consists of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps. All of these pumps come with a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) pump controller.

Centrifugal pumps are well known to deliver high liquid volumes at lower pressures than positive displacement pumps. Positive displacement type pumps are known for their high pressure, low flow applications.

Centrifugal pump Screw pumps
Available models PUBO40 PUBO47 PUBO70 PUBO78 PUBO95 PUBO120 PUBO123 PUBO140 PUBO203 PUSC10 PUSC56 PUSC77
Method Stainless steel or plastic impeller, depending on the model Screw with rubber casing

 

Motor:

DC brushless synchronous motor with permanent magnet.

Warranty:

3-year warranty on the motor

1- year warranty on the impeller/screw

Controller features:

  • Automatic stop/start.
  • Soft start.
  • Waterproof.
  • Can withstand high temperatures.
  • LED displays for power, current, rpm and error codes.
  • The MPPT controller adjusts the pump's frequency and speed according to the sunlight available to optimize the pump efficiency.
  • Automatic or manual rpm adjustment.
  • If the well runs dry, the pump will stop for 30 minutes. Then it will start automatically to test again. No float switch needed.
  • Automatic dry-run, low or high input voltage, high-current and high-temperature protection.
  • Optional float switches can be installed to stop the pump automatically if the storage tank is full.

Maintenance:

Recommended maintenance after 3000 hours' working (500 days at 6 hours per day)

Pump Sizing:

The following spreadsheet tool can be used to determine which pump is required for a given borehole setup. Input the data required in the orange fields and choose the pump model from the drop-down list. The estimated flow rates will be given together with error messages if the pump will not work.

- Pump Sizing Tool

Solar Panel Configurations:

Each solar pump has a power rating which is the maximum power the electrical motor can supply for the selected pump controller. Each pump controller has a minimum and maximum voltage requirement in order for the pump to work. Hence, careful selection and configuration of solar panels is required in order to obtain the required power specification which not exceeding the maximum voltages.

 

The table below is a guide for (1) Maximum power and (2) economical options. All scenarios consider the pump required power, min/max voltage and a 66% usable capacity on the solar panels.

Panels are assumed to be placed in series (S) unless stated otherwise, two in parallel (2P).

 

 Pump Model Number Solar Panel Configuration
Centrifugal Pumps
PUBO40 40m
  • 2x 330W in series
  • 2x 300W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
  • 2x 280W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
PUBO47 47m
  • 2x 330W in series
  • 2x 300W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
  • 2x 280W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
PUBO78 78m
  • 2x 330W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
  • 2x 300W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
  • 2x 280W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
PUBO95 95m
  • 2x 330W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
  • 2x 300W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
  • 2x 280W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
PUBO120 120m
  • 2x 330W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
  • 2x 300W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
  • 2x 280W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
PUBO123 123m
  • 3x 330W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
  • 3x 300W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
  • 3x 280W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
PUBO140 140m
  • 3x 330W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 9 panels)
  • 3x 300W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 9 panels)
  • 3x 280W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 9 panels)
PUBO203 203m
  • 3x 330W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 9 panels)
  • 3x 300W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 9 panels)
  • 3x 280W in series, 3x in parallel (ie 9 panels)
Screw Pumps
PUSC56 56m
  • 1x 330W in series
  • 1x 300W in series
  • 1x 280W in series
PUSC77 77m
  • 1x 330W in series
  • 1x 300W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 2 panels)
  • 1x 280W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 2 panels)
PUSC10 110m
  • 2x 330W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
  • 2x 300W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
  • 2x 280W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 4 panels)
3Ph AC / DC Solar Pump
PUIN 90m
  • 14x 330W in series
  • 16x 300W in series
Swimming Pool Pumps
19m 900W
  • 3x 330W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
  • 3x 300W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
  • 3x 280W in series, 2x in parallel (ie 6 panels)
15m 500W
  • 2x 330W in series
  • 2x 300W in series
  • 2x 280W in series

 

 

 Submersible Cable Selection:

Each solar borehole pump will require a specific submersible cable. The cable type (3-core / 4-core) will depend on whether it is a screw pump (3-core) or a centrifugal pump (4-core). The cable thickness (in mm2) is also dependent on the motor size and the total length of the cable. The total length of the cable will be the submersed depth of the pump and also the distance to the pump controller. 

The table below can be used as a guide on submersible cable selection. It is recommended to stay in the "green" zones for cable lengths. 

 Solar Borehole Pump Submersible Cable Recommended Sizes