Aquafide Engineering is the European distributor of this breakthrough technology from Medora Environmental, USA.
With it’s patented near laminar flow technology, SolarBee provides high-flow long-distance circulation that can improve water quality in freshwater lakes and reservoirs, potable tanks and reservoirs and wastewater ponds and lagoons.
This unique technology uses solar power and can eliminate Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) and improve water quality within a 14 hectare footprint using a single machine. This is equivalent to the area of 20 average sized football pitches. With multiple units, lakes of any size can be treated with minimum life cost and infrastructure changes.
Over 1000 Machines Installed
SolarBee is a proven solution with over 1000 machines successfully installed over the past 8 years.
- 400 units installed in 200 freshwater lakes and reservoirs
- 200 units installed in potable tanks and reservoirs
- 400 units installed in 150 wastewater treatment systems
Solarbee solar-powered circulators are recognized as the leading solution for the following applications:
Freshwater Lakes and Reservoirs
Non-chemical control of blue-green algae blooms, reduction of taste and odour and release of iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulphide from bottom sediments and fishery improvement.
More freshwater information is available at: http://www.solarbee.com/limnology.shtml
View 3 minute video at: http://www.solarbee.com/AV/FW/
Potable Water Tanks / Reservoirs
High efficiency circulation, in chloraminated, chlorinated potable tanks and reservoirs that experience stratification and other mixing issues.
More potable water information is available at: http://www.solarbee.com/potable.shtml
View 3 minute video at: http://www.solarbee.com/AV/PW/
Wastewater Pond Systems
In wastewater lagoons, the SolarBee improves treatment, reduces ammonia and enhances sludge digestion. The SolarBee can displace much of the aeration mixing run-time hours providing a quick payback.
More wastewater information is available at: http://www.solarbee.com/ww.shtml
View 3 minute video at: http://www.solarbee.com/AV/WW/
In sludge storage / anaerobic ponds, the SolarBee provides odour control while eliminating the need to operate mains powered aeration equipment.
For more information go to: http://www.solarbee.com/sludgestorage.shtml
Industrial Water Storage and Evaporation Ponds
Control blue-green algae blooms without chemicals, improve dissolved oxygen levels and water quality, provide odour cap, increase chemical volatilization.
More information is available at: http://www.solarbee.com/industrial.shtml
Solutions with a Cast Iron Guarantee
We are possibly the only company who has the experience to offer performance guarantees for these applications. With this strategy we align our goals with our customers and aim to provide the best service possible. If we fail to deliver the agreed water quality improvement you need, we simply guarantee to buy back the machine.
Many detailed case studies are available on our web site and now we also have mp3 interviews available online: http://www.solarbee.com/references.tpl
Built to Last
Durable, 316 stainless steel, 97% efficient brushless motor, the machine has a 25 year design life with almost no maintenance or running costs.
The latest machine also includes a programmable controller with MODBUS SCADA connectivity as standard.
The SolarBee can also be provided with a shore side mains connection option to ensure maximum circulation all the year round.
Renewable Energy Solution with 1-3 year Payback
One SolarBee can displace the energy of up to 22 kW of conventional mains powered mixing equipment in wastewater applications and even more in freshwater applications.
One SolarBee can displace up to about 190,000 kWhrs per year, and regularly achieves paybacks from operating cost savings of between 1 to 3 years.
Each machine can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 83 tons per year. This is equivalent to the annual emission of 27 passenger cars.