ACQ80 - Solar Pump Drive

Gallery ACQ80 - Solar Pump Drive 1
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October 2020
Headquarters 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

ACQ80 - Solar Pump Drive - An electrical power converter to transform solar dc to ac power for water pumps

The solar pump drive technology addresses the challenge of making water available when and where required even in remotest locations which do not have access to AC Grid Power to run a pump motor. With more than 40,000 solar pump drives installed across the world, Solar Pumping technology is a scalable solution which can address the demand of providing water when and where it is required, thus using clean energy for a sustainable life. ACQ80 enhances methodology of water pumping by putting the sun to work for all water pumping needs, without energy costs and Zero CO2 emissions. Compared to diesel generator pumps, the ACQ80 is environment friendly, with a long lifetime and low maintenance cost when running on solar power. Typical applications are irrigation, community water supply, fish farming and agriculture. Built-In MPPT functionality ensures the best output possible from your solar panel and extract maximum water flow from your pump throughout the day.

Key features

  • MPPT algorithm which allows the drive to operate pump motor based on variable DC power source coming from PV Panel source
  • No toxic gas or elements are emitted during operation
  • Zero CO2 emissions when operated only on solar photovoltaic power source
  • Can operate directly on solar photovoltaic power source Independent of grid power.


  • Return on Investment (ROI) period will range between 3 to 5 years.
  • Users will incur no operational cost and Zero CO2 emission when ACQ80 drive if run only on Solar Photovoltaic Power source

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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