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Solar Powered Pumps

Dowdens has been supplying solar powered pumping solutions for many years. Commonly used in pumping water from bores and wells to irrigate crops,  water livestock and supply water for domestic use,  solar power pumping is becoming commonplace.

Dowdens has a speciality solar pumping team to help you with selecting the correct pumps, solar panels, tanks and pipes to get an efficient system to suit any requirement. 

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Solar Powered Applications

Solar powered pumps are extremely useful where mains power cost is prohibitive or unavailable and existing water reservoirs, creeks, rivers, bore or well are available. Our experienced solar team can help design and install a solar pumping system to suit the following applications:

  • Solar-powered water pumps for livestock — Giving more energy conscious water access to farmers allows livestock to enjoy the benefits too. It’s a cost-effective way to continue farming efficiently and reliably. 

  • Water for crop irrigation — Solar irrigation pumps are essential to crop irrigation. It provides a more sustainable way to improve crop quality and continue operations without having to worry about exorbitant costs and negative environmental impacts. 

  • Lawn or garden irrigation — Solar garden water pumps don’t just help larger industries, they allow even sprinklers to run on sustainable and cost-effective energy. 

  • Drinking water for commercial or residential use — Solar water pumps are essential for everyday use. Whether that be in businesses or individual homes, reliable and consistent access to drinking water is essential. Without relying on purely electrical energy, solar power gives an extra sense of security in an area that has it installed.

Industries Supplied

  • Agriculture — Solar pumps for agriculture are important for the industry because they provide a reliable and efficient way to irrigate crops. Unlike traditional water pumps, solar-powered pumps rely on renewable energy sources, making them a more sustainable option for farmers. Additionally, solar water pumps can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in agricultural areas.

  • Aquaculture — Aquaculture, or aquafarming, is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world. It involves the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Aquaculture involves raising fish in tanks or enclosures in the water. It is a vital source of food and livelihood for millions of people, and it is also a major contributor to global economic development and food security. Solar pumps for farms are essential because they save money and energy. Solar pond pumps also allow farmers to use renewable resources to power their fish farms, which reduces costs and helps conserve limited resources.

  • Commercial — Solar water tank pumps are important to the commercial industry because they provide a reliable, environmentally friendly source of energy for pumping water. They can be used to pump water from a well or reservoir or to irrigate crops.

  • Government — Solar-powered water pumps can be used in a variety of applications, including irrigation, drinking water, and sewage treatment. In the irrigation industry, solar-powered water pumps are used to pump water from wells, rivers, and lakes. They are also used to lift water from underground aquifers and also used in the drinking water industry to purify water and provide safe drinking water to communities. In the sewage treatment industry, solar-powered water pumps are used to lift sewage from pits and leach fields. Solar-powered water pumps are an important part of the government's renewable energy portfolio. They are a clean and renewable source of energy that can be used to power a variety of areas - including parks, gardens, sporting fields, sewerage, and more.

  • Mining, oil & gas — Solar-powered water pumps are essential in the mining, oil & gas industries because they provide a reliable and consistent power supply that can be used to pump water or other fluids from deep within the earth. In addition, solar-powered water pumps are a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly option than traditional diesel or electric pumps, making them an increasingly popular choice for these industries.

  • Power generation — In an industry that focuses on electricity generation, having sola powered water pumps is invaluable. As a sustainable energy source, solar power takes away the worry of having to generate even more energy, allowing this industry to do what it does best.

  • Residential — Whether you have a pool, need general water pump assistance or upgrade, solar-powered water pumps can be an incredible addition to any home.

Solar Powered Product Options

Dowdens experienced team of salespeople can help you with a selection of the correct products to suit your application. We have industry trained infield tradespeople to install and maintain your system and workshops strategically located throughout Queensland should any repairs be required. Below are the common products required to complete a successful installation.

Options include:

  • Submersible Solar Pumps
  • Solar Panels
  • Tanks
  • Piping, Fittings, Valves & Accessories

World Class Brands

Dowdens supplies and services the world's best brands to suit all your solar powered pumping requirements.


Solar Powered Solutions delivered

  • Landfill odour mitigation — Control odour by allowing us to help deliver the solutions you need. 

  • Mine site rehabilitation — We help with repairing the effects of mining in numerous ways. If you need our services, we’re here for you. 

  • Residential drinking water — Having an efficient and trustworthy energy source that doesn’t rely on electrical systems is invaluable for essential things like drinking water. Solar bore pumps help provide this access to rural areas too.

  • Livestock drinking water — Livestock shouldn't be denied access to reliable energy sources, so solar power is a great way to ensure drinking water is within easy reach. 

  • Crop irrigation — Controlled amounts of water need a controlled energy source, and there’s nothing more controlled than solar power.

  • Garden irrigation — Solar irrigation pumps for slow drip irrigation in both commercial and residential sizes benefit greatly from solar-powered pumps.

Our Capabilities

Solutions Engineering

Our experienced Solutions Engineering team, can offer a range of services including design, manufacture, installation and servicing of all equipment and systems. Our Solar Powered solutions are adaptable, taking into account that customer requirements change with industry regulations and expectations.

EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction)

Have a large project coming up? Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment’s EPC Engineering, Procurement and Construction team will carry out the detailed engineering design of the project and procure all the equipment and materials necessary. The EPC Project Team will manage at the site to deliver facilities or systems to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

If you are looking for a solution for your next pumping, irrigation, water or sewage treatment challenge, please contact us or follow the links below for more information about our capabilities.

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Industry Experience

As Queensland’s leading pumping and water treatment organisation, we have the capabilities and expertise to provide our customers with purpose engineered solutions, which ensure greater productivity.

We understand the requirements to deliver quality products and market-leading solutions that are cost-effective and provide minimal downtime If an issue does arise, we have qualified, experienced infield and workshop based tradespeople to get you up and running.

If you have any questions about our services or wish to discuss how we can work together, feel free to get in touch with us and speak to a professional member of our team — we look forward to helping maximise your water pump use.

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