Denmark-based firm brings farm pump solution to PH

Published September 29, 2021, 3:06 PM

by Madelaine B. Miraflor

Grundfos, a global leader in advanced pump solutions and water technology, will make available for farms in the Philippines its newest sustainable pumping solution powered by renewable energy.

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Recently, the Denmark-based firm introduced the SQFlex Large, an extension of its SQFlex Solar Powered Submersible Pump Range.

In a statement, the company said that 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.

“Over the last ten years, energy consumed by the agricultural industry in the Philippines has almost doubled due to the increased demand in agricultural exports,” Grundfos said.

“With water pumping alone 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,” it added.

With solar energy being the most readily available renewable energy resource, SQFlex Large is designed to meet the rising demand for solar energy pumps while withstanding the diverse weather conditions spanning the region.

With the extension, Grundfos’ SQFlex now includes five high speed models – three large, one medium and one small capacity – providing a comprehensive range of solar-powered water pumping applications.

The 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.

 
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