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3kW Solar Water Pump System Installation

A 3kW AC solar water pump system was recently installed in Prince Albert.

The 3kW borehole (submersible) solar water pump is powered by a 4kW VSD (variable speed drive) system delivering variable AC power from 5 565 Watts array of PV solar modules.

 Images of the 3kW borehole (submersible) solar water pump installation

Solar water pumping systems are a modern and proven means of pumping water in locations where access to grid power is not available, or where the grid is not reliable or economical (expensive). These systems use photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight into electricity to power pumps which can be used to pump groundwater or surface water.

Can allow water pumping in remote locations or where grid power is unreliable – anywhere the sun shines
Powered by clean, renewable energy
Pumping availability increases in summer when water requirement is usually greater
Very low operating costs – does not require fuel, requires only minimal service and maintenance, and is virtually free to operate
Equipment is relatively portable and can be easily moved to meet seasonal or variable location needs

Potentially high capital costs
Electrical output will be limited by daylight hours and bad weather. Water storage and battery back up may be required

Each solar water pumping system is unique. Getting the most benefit from a system requires research and design before the first PV module and pump is purchased and installed.

Please contact the solar water pumping experts at Specialized Solar Systems who will be able to assit you.


Juro in Africa and Specialized Solar Systems

Together Juro in Africa and Specialized Solar Systems share the African Dream.

Juro specializes in the design, marketing and supply of innovative Fiberglass Kiosks, vending trolleys and related advertising materials to the African continent and abroad.

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With the rise of independent Mobile Money Agents and Aggregators across the African continent, tapping into the revolution of sending and receiving cash, making utility payments on mobile and connected platforms, the Juro Fiberglass Kiosk, and vending trolleys provide the perfect link to consumers from rural and untapped spaces.

Specialized Solar Systems supplies Juro in Africa with a SS40 DC Microgrid Solar kit that powers their kiosks with a built in fast internet GSM router for supplying wifi connectivity hotspots, DC refrigeration, lighting, transaction machine power and more.

The SS40 Solar kit to run the following:

  • Standard 65Watt Laptop
  • Canon PIXMA MX494 or similar power usage
  • 3G/4G Wireless Router
  • 2 x LED Lights
  • USB HUB Unit for:
      USB FAN
      USB Bluetooth Speaker
      USB Cellphone Charging


Juro Videos

Mphushe Pay Double Kiosk and Vending Tables. © 2017 Juro Trading. Creating Jobs • Changing Lives • Making a difference. Juro kiosks are design registered products. View video over here:


Introducing the New Juro Solar Cafe. ©2017 All Rights reserved. The Juro Solar Cafe is owned by Juro Trading and The Fibreglass Shop. Unauthorised use of this video is prohibited. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information regarding this product. View video over here:


42kWh per day Off-Grid Wilderness solar energy system installation

Short video of a recent 42kWh per day residential Off-Grid solar energy system installation completed in Wilderness

The Victron powered off-grid installation consisted of the following components:

  • 2 x Victron Smart Solar 150/85-TR MPPT
  • 1 x 15kVA Victron inverter|charger|controller
  • 7.95 kWp (30 X 265W) PV Solar panels array delivering an average of 42kWh per day
  • 48 x 2V Mil lead acid storage cells in crates with additional water, self-watering maintenance system and control book (47kWh usable at 30% DOD). Total of 159 360kWh.
  • Victron CGX Color Control with battery monitor and Wi-Fi dongle for remote management
  • 1 x Wi-Fi router for GPRS communication
  • Junction box, cables and surge protection for both AC and DC lines
  • Interconnecting cable between energy system and house distribution box (CAROX 15m 3 core steel)
  • Installation of the complete system including single line diagrams, commissioning and COC

  For more information please contact Specialized Solar Systems t: +27(0)44 878 1126 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Grid-Tie Solar System 12.5kVA 15kWp 77kWhrs per day

Grid-Tie Solar System 12.5kVA 15kWp 77kWhrs per day

One of this week’s Specialized Solar Systems installations included a 15kWp solar system with Fronius 3 phase grid-tie inverter to supplement their power in a restaurant. The solar installation was done in Humansdorp South Africa.

The grid-tied solar systems consisted of the following components:

  • 15 kWp PV Solar Modules
  • DC Combiner Box with Surge Protection
  • SM Rail Mount Framework for Roof
  • 1 x SYMO 12.5-3-M, 2 MPPT, Web server & WLAN
  • 1 x Smart Meter - Three Phase - 63A
  • System Programming and Maintenance/Owner Training


Timelapse video of roof mounted solar panels for a grid-tied solar system recently installed.