After 6 months of engineering, planning and site work, ACES-Energy and The AquaSource Group successfully installed an off-grid solar electric powered well pumping system.
Our customer, who also had a geothermal heating and cooling system installed three years ago, dug a large pond on his wildlife preserve for both his love of animals and for fire protection. Initially, he contacted us to installed a temporary generator to run a well-pump to fill his pond. Not only were the costs high, it involved maintenance and someone to constantly re-fuel the generator. Steve Richards of The AquaSource Group and AJ Heiligman of ACES-Energy put their minds together and designed a system to fill this pond utilizing the earth's natural resources. Steve & AJ worked hand and hand with Franklin Electric to test a prototype off-grid submersible pump, one of the first in the North East. We went through several design iterations, matching the pump motor and controls to the well depth and flow rate to an optimized solar array.