15 Sep Seley Ranches
In September 2004, WorldWater & Solar Technologies completed the installation of the worlds largest solar-powered irrigation system.
Seley Ranches is nestled between the Santa Rosa and Palomar Mountains in San Diego County – a premium grower of citrus fruit, known for its trademark “Seley Red” grapefruit.
WorldWater’s installation of the 267 kW PV VariMax™ system is capable of driving a 200 hP pump – making it the largest solar-powered irrigation system in the world at the time.
When I realized that the grid had been cut off and a 200 hP pump, using only the energy from the sun above, was pumping 1,000 gallons of water a minute from a depth of 300 feet…well, that was a very powerful moment.
Jim Seley, Owner, Seley Ranches