How the installation of the HES changed the farm life of Panhurst Farms in Morocco


2021 01 HES Installation Morocco

Panhurst Farms in Marrakech / Morocco installed a Solar High Efficiency irrigation system at the beginning of the year. The expectations for this system were exceeded, as the system works even more effectively than expected. It not only provides water, but also impacts the livelihood of many people, education, health and above all hope in one of the poorest areas in Morocco.


Agriculture against poverty in the dry continental climate of Morocco

Without sufficient resources, the endless cycle of poverty in Morocco continues. The agricultural project is dependent on support. Franklin Electric has therefore donated the technical equipment to operate the well on Panhurst Farm.

The installed 6" High Efficiency Solar System with 18,5 kW nominal power consists of the following components:

  • Encapsulated 6" Permanent magnet motor (max. 18.5 kW / 380 V / 3000 rpm)
  • Submersible well pump (VS 30/13, 50 Hz)
  • Frequency converter Industrial IP54 / 31 A
  • Output filter (Sinusodial IP54 / 100 Hz)
  • Flow switch

The system is operated in an existing well with a depth of 150 m and delivers approx. 30 m³/h of water. This is at least 210 m³ per day. On clear days this can be much more, because then the system continuously pumps water from the well. The High Efficiency System is driven by the energy generated by 80 solar panels.

The system was installed by a partner of Franklin Electric, that accompanied Panhurst Farms from the selection of the right system, through the installation of the individual components, to the final commissioning.

The system has been running stable and reliable since installation and has changed the way people work and live at Panhurst Farms.


"This self-running installation has saved us both precious time and much money that we would have otherwise spent on butane gas bottles, maintenance, and repairs on our vertical shaft-driven well pump. Your system has greatly decreased our personal stress load as well as sent our farm on a track toward sustainability. Thank you very much for your huge generosity and genuine care for us and those we serve." (Farr Family - founder of the farm)


Panhurst Farms

The Panhurst Farms agricultural project is located in a region of about 30 villages where poverty is high and is accompanied by illiteracy, limited educational opportunities and poor health.

Panhurst Farms aims to break the cycle of poverty by offering the rural population a real perspective by creating a working environment where employees receive income, mentoring and leadership responsibility. This way of sharing in prosperity through job creation minimizes dependency, preserves the dignity of each individual and empowers people to become agents of lasting change in their communities and society - one family at a time. The ultimate goal is lasting personal, social, economic and ecological change! Mentoring is tailored to the needs of each individual and promotes their talents.