Altivar 312

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July 2020
Headquarters 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France

Altivar 312 - Variable speed drives for pumps with photovoltaic arrays

The Altivar 312 is a proven Solution which addresses the challenges of operating pumps with solar PV.

Operating pumps with solar photovoltaic (PV) for agricultural purposes poses challenges. Schneider Electric has however created an autonomous, maintenance-free and environment-friendly Solution through 'speed drives' for pumps with PV arrays. With its experience in speed variation Schneider Electric developed the Altivar 312, a specification to power pumps through PV cells. This allows the traditional challenges of this application to be overcome, making the Altivar a sustainable and efficient Solution for use in agricultural systems.

Key features

  • Reduces fuel consumption by 60% compared to mainstream alternative
  • Reduces power loss by at least 4% compared to mainstream alternative


  • Can reduce at least 50% of installation costs compared to mainstream alternative
  • Increase production rates for agricultural processes in remote areas by up to 30%

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  • 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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