GF1 Submersible Solar Pump
The GF1 submersible solar pump is a submersible water pump that is specifically tailored towards solving irrigation farming pumping requirements.
GF1 Submersible Solar Pump is a 12V/24V DC solar powered pump tailored for remote irrigation farming pump requirements. It was designed by Graduate Farmer to offer rural farmers a reliable, low-cost water pumping system that will enable them make better profit margins by increasing crop production during the dry season.
Online retail in Kenya or purchase through Graduate Farmer local offices and stores around Kenya.
~324 USD (35,000 KES)Converted on August 7 2020
Goal 2: Zero hunger
Batch production done in India. Interview with representative
Patented. Interview with representative
Users can obtain the product from the Graduate Farmer website.
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Description of the pump type
Power required, measured in watts
Manufacturer-specified discharge rate, measured at a specific head
Maximum depth of water the pump can pull
Piston nominal diameter, measured in centimeters
|Pump type||Submersible solar powered|
|Required pressure||150 psi|
|Irrigation capacity||2 Acres|
|Power||Battery and charge controller|
(Lasts 12 hours when fully charged)
|Wiring||50m Electrical cable|
- Suitable for wells.
- Anti-corrosion housing, stainless steel fasteners.
- Can run dry for a short time when there is no water in the well.
- The cost of operation and maintenance is negligible.
- Useful for water pumping in remote areas without grid power.
- Rugged and durable.
- The solar pump is “direct current” which means you can use the pump directly with the solar panels without the battery and it starts working.
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Tested by the manufacturer together with local farmers.Interview with representative
No specified safety precautions.
Graduate Farmer offers a wide range of solar powered devices for irrigation farming.
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Lute, C., et al., 2019, A Method for Evaluating Unregulated Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems: Results and Observations. 2019 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), Seattle, WA, USA, 2019, pp. 1-8.
Schmitter, P., Kibret, K.S., Lefore, N., Barron, J., 2018, Suitability mapping framework for solar photovoltaic pumps for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Applied Geography, 94, pp. 41-57.
Graduate Farmer Kenya products are designed in line with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) regulations. Interview with representative
Field tests with farmers locally. Interview with representative.
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