The React Pump
The best in its class
Water uphill via sunlight
The React solar water pump is an ingenious little pump built to provide years of trouble-free water pumping, avoiding the need for more expensive and time consuming options such as petrol pumps. It’s an ideal pump for filling livestock watering tanks, orchard irrigation, and lifestyle blocks where access to mains power is difficult or very costly. React solar pump aims to work in remote areas as a standalone (offgrid) solution. It comes as a DIY kit with extensive documentation and a video library explaining the process of installation and operation. If DIY is not one of your strengths, you still have the option to engage with a professional installer.
The React pump can be powered from 2, 4 or 6 solar PV panels to pump water from a low reservoir or river to a higher header tank. It is not a bore or submersible pump. Your water resource must be at ground level.
This chart shows the estimated flow per day over the calendar year using 4 PV panel kit (1080W) with split East-West array.
The primary function of a solar powered pump is to supply water to high country farms. Well reticulated and accessible water on a stock farm will increase stock numbers, slaughter weights and lambing and/or calving percentage. Please refer to our Resource pages for a complete list of documents. Although the solar powered pump is designed primarily for farms there are a number of other applications it can serve well:
•Household water tank filling
•Plant and crop watering - irrigation
•Pumping from rivers and creeks into tanks or pipelines
•Remote community water systems
•Numerous other water pumping applications
For example on Taranaki test site, on a typical summer’s day, we can expect about 6800 l/day to a 150m dynamic head. (120m vertical lift + 30m pipe friction head). Chapter 2.2.1 of the manual gives more details about the performance.