The extended range of Grundfos solar submersible pumps provides a reliable water supply for stock and irrigation
Grundfos has added the SQFlex Large as an extension of its long-standing SQFlex Solar Powered Submersible Pump Range.
In addition to lowering on-farm energy use and carbon emissions, the range offers several benefits over traditional grid-based or diesel-powered pumping systems, including easy installation, low maintenance and low operating costs.
With ambitions towards net zero emissions, it has set a challenge for the energy-intensive agricultural industry to reduce their expenditure on energy from more than double in the past decade alone.
With water pumping contributing a significant portion of energy use, solar powered solutions present great potential to the sector in achieving energy cost savings and reducing carbon emissions.
We are blessed with the world’s best natural conditions for solar energy, and it is even suggested it will be our main source of power moving forward.
With over 90% of the population keen to incorporate solar energy3, Grundfos’ SQFlex Large pump is designed to meet the rising demand for solar energy pumps on farms.
With this latest release it extends the Grundfos SQFlex to five high speed models, there are three large, one medium and one small capacity model. Banded together this range provides a comprehensive range of solar-powered water pumping applications.
This latest release SQFlex Large provides reliable off-grid water supply for stock watering, irrigation, and agricultural water supply and transfer.
The solutions include a built-in frequency converter which ensures compatibility to power from any source,as the motor runs on both AC and DC from power sources such as solar panels and generators.
The range also incorporates intelligent dry-run sensor protection– in the event the bore runs dry, the motor is protected and will stop running, restarting automatically.
Rick Holland, Senior Regional Sales Director, Water Utility – APAC & Country Director Australia had this to say, “The SQFlex Large range extension demonstrates our continued priority to develop products that meet the needs and expectations of our customers while straying true to our commitment to offering sustainable solutions.
“The new range allows our customers to expand their solar application capabilities with a simple and reliable complete pumping solution that is easy to install with very little maintenance needed,” Rick Holland concluded.
Customers will be able to access the Grundfos GO Solar mobile appthat provides three ways to size solar-powered water systems.
The app allows you to size solar pumping systems offline, and provides a built-in water calculator based on geolocation, which determines the average estimated amount of water needed for farm buildings, crops, and livestock.
The Grundfos GO Solar app is available on the App Store for both iOS and Android devices.
Summary of benefits expected from the SQFlex Large pump
• Ultra-long Life: Built for harsh conditions with stainless steel construction and base mount zinc anodes
• Smart control: The smart internal motor control adjusts pump speed accordingly to solar DC power input
• Easily compatible: Can be used with a wide range of power supplies, such as solar, generator or AC power
• Intelligent protection: If your bore runs dry, the motor is protected and will stop running, restarting automatically
• Low operating costs: The use of renewal energy sources results in an extremely low operating cost • Low maintenance: Built-in electronics and the use of high-quality materials offer improved pump operation