Solar-powered water pumping is based on PV technology that converts sunlight into electricity to pump water. The PV panels are connected to an ADV200 SP drive, which converts the electrical energy supplied by the PV panel into mechanical energy, and this in turn is converted into hydraulic energy by the pump.
Synergies between the ADV200 SP Industrial Drives technology and the company’s Solar and Pump application know-how have allowed Gefran to develop a special SW app to optimize the operation of solar pump systems. As a result of the built-in MPPT dynamic search algorithm, the ADV200 SP drive continuously adapts the System load at maximum output power under varying irradiation and temperature conditions.
The ADV200 SP manages pumping systems powered by different sources: solar PV panels alone (off-grid), or both PV panels and grid supply (dual supply systems).