Submersible Solar Water Pumps

Submersible Solar Water Pumps

Submersible solar water pumps for irrigation water supply are available in a wide variety of water flow rates, from shallow well to deep borehole models. As one of the biggest solar pump dealers in Kenya, our submersible solar-powered water pumps serve every water pumping system. Each is a volume water pump.


What to consider in solar water pumps for irrigation

  1. Power rating.

    Each borehole solar water pump has a power rating provided in watts and this determines the number of solar panels used to power the pump. For example, a pump that has a power rating of 2,700 watts will use 10 solar panels of 270 watts each.

  2. Head

    This is the pressure rating provided in meters. It is a measure of how high the solar pump pushes up a given volume of water vertically at various depths. Your solar pump for irrigation will have the head indicated as the minimum to maximum range and tied to a specific water volume discharge rate. For example 5 cubic liters per hour at 50M to 1.2 cubic liters per hour at 250M. This will be illustrated on the label as 5M3– 1.2M3| 50M-250M.

  3. Flow rate or discharge rate

    This is the volume of water the solar water pump evacuates at a given pressure. A range is provided for this as illustrated in (2) above. The larger the submersible solar water pump, the greater the discharge rate. For any given solar-powered water pump, there is an inverse relationship between the discharge rate and the depth or height of pumping. The volume of water discharged decreases for every increase in pumping depth or height.

Solar-powered pumps FAQs

How much is solar water pump in Kenya?

The solar water pump price depends on the features listed above; power rating, head, and flow rate. It can be a low-cost solar water pump that costs Kes 15,000, and or a borehole solar water pump as much as Kes 1,500,000. Solar pump prices are varied according to this.

How much is a solar panel in Kenya?

Our price is Kes 33 per watt

What is a DC water pump?

A direct current water pump is one that uses a direct current from a solar panel or battery to move irrigation water.

Do you sell any portable solar water pump in Kenya?

Yes our shallow well solar water pumps are portable

Is it a low-volume high-pressure water pump?

Not all. Some of our submersible solar water pumps are high volume high-pressure water pumps. They have a low water flow rate. Most are high volume high-pressure pumps with a high water flow rate.

What is the best solar-powered water pump?

It depends on the individual’s use.

How does a solar pump work?

Solar energy from the sun is received in the panels. This energy is as a direct current is fed to the motor o pump out the water.

Do solar pumps work at night?

No, they don’t, unless powered by an external battery.

Submersible Solar Water Pumps; Service Provision

We provide submersible solar-powered water pumps, clients, with an easy to read, graphic illustration of the relationship between pressure and flow rate for all solar pumps for irrigation that we install.

To determine an appropriate submersible solar water pump for a client, the following information will be provided.

  • Depth of the well or borehole
  • The water level in the well or borehole
  • Water requirement or use per day

This way, the correct solar submersible water pump for agriculture is easily determined.

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Comments (10)

  • i need a deep well solar pump

    • Hello Charles. What is the depth of your well and how much water do you need per day? Again, how high do you intend to pump it?

  • I would like to know the type recommended and cost of a small solar water pump for domestic house use (can be submerged in a 5000-10000 litres).


    Concepta Kamau
  • Dear Concepta,

    Thank you for your inquiry. Such a pump is Kes 45,000 inclusive of the panels. Where and when do you want it installed?

  • Hello. I would like to know the cost and recommendation for a solar water pump to pool water from a well 70ft and pump water to a tank 15 ft. The water will then be used for irrigation.

    • Dear Samuel,

      Thank you for your inquiry. How much water do you need per day for irrigation or what acreage of which crop will you irrigate?

  • I want to sink a borehole in Kikuyu and would like to know the cost of installing a solar pump.

    • Good afternoon Anne and thank you for your inquiry. To quote a solar pump for you, share with us the test pumping report if you’ve drilled a borehole already. if not, share with us the hydrogeological survey report.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

  • I need a shallow well heavy duty solar water pump which can pump at least 5000litres per Minute.

    Alfraha Mmare
    • Dear Alfraha,

      Please advice us on;

      1. Well depth
      2. Water level in the well

      Best Regards,

      Customer Service


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