The SHURflo 9300 series pump is a submersible pump delivering a steady 82 GPH (1.37 GPM) operation at 230 feet (70.1 m) with 24 VDC and a minimum 155 watt solar array.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Regional dealers that stock and provide technical support & service for the 9300 Series Submersible Pump are located worldwide. Pumps can also be purchased on-line through sites like Altestore.com.
Mass produced in the United States and Mexico. Interview with representative
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can contact the nearby Shurflo dealer or purchase online.
Distributions to Date Status
Submersible solar pump
Power requirement (W)
Average flow rate (L/min at specific head)
5.2 L/min at 70.1 m head with 24 VDC and 155 watt minimum solar array
Maximum head (m)
The Shurflo 9300 Series Submersible Pump is a positive displacement, 3 chamber diaphragm DC powered pump. The technical specifications include: • Motor: Permanent Magnet, P/N 11-175-00 Thermally protected • Watts: 120W • Amps: 4.0 Max • Fuse: 7.5 Amp (automotive) • Maximum Lift: 230 ft (70 M) • Maximum Submersion: 100 ft (30 M) The pump incorporates a water-blocked cable connector that is impervious to water leakage and condensation problems preventing waterwicking.
Owner's manual provides troubleshooting and repair guidance. Technical support is provided through authorized distributors.
The pump diaphragm should be replaced every two to four years, depending on pumping volume. Replacement part kits are available from authorized dealers.
The lifecycle depends upon the usage, amp draw, well depth, etc. The Shurflo 9300 comes with a 1 year warranty. Interview with representative
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The Shurflo 9300 Submersible Pump Series was designed to be "rugged, durable, and built-to last" while operating "efficiently on solar systems". It was also designed to be simple and reliable.
Vetted Performance Status
Tested by manufacturer but not a third-party.
Complementary Technical Systems
Solar array and controller, storage tank. Use of a Linear Current Booster unit is required for optimum performance. Can add a float switch and any necessary cables and piping.
Academic Research and References
Protogeropoulos, C., Pearce, S., 2000, “Laboratory evaluation and system sizing charts for a ‘second generation’ direct PV-powered, low cost submersible solar pump,” Solar Energy, 68(5), pp. 453-474.
Boutelhig, A., Hadjarg, A., Bakelli, Y., 2011, “Comparison Study to Select an Optimum Photovoltaic Pumping System (PVPS) Configuration upon Experimental Performances Data of Two Different DC Pumps Tested at Ghardaïa Site,” Energy Procedia, 6, pp. 769-776.
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“Goal 6,” Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6
Altestore.com. Available: https://www.altestore.com/static/datafiles/others/9300_Series_Owners_Manual_911-415.pdf
Thesolarstore.com. Available: https://thesolarstore.com/manuals/9300usermanual.pdf#page=6
A. Store, “SHURflo 9325 Submersible Solar pump overview,” 26-Oct-2015. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgagz5COXbM
Pdx.edu. Available: https://web.pdx.edu/~rueterj/courses/ESM342-solar/GE-PSU
Compliance with regulations
ISO 9001:2008 is a quality assurance standard used at the Shurflo factory.Interview with representative
Green Empowerment Solar Pumping Systems (SPS) Introductory and Feasibility Guide Video that describes the Shurflo 9235 pump