SolarBee® Water Circulation Equipment for Wastewater Ponds Cuts Energy Costs, Delivers Fast Payback

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Energy-efficient circulators help municipalities qualify for utility rebates, ARRA funding.

Using the sun's energy instead of grid power, SolarBee® water circulators minimize aeration equipment run-time in wastewater and industrial water reservoirs, which significantly reduces energy costs and helps provide a fast payback. SolarBee solar-powered circulators can supply most of the mixing energy required in virtually any type of treatment pond, reducing the hours that the aeration system must operate. Thorough mixing helps improve regulatory compliance by reducing biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), total suspended solids (TSS), ammonia, odors and sludge buildup.

Because the circulators use "green" solar power and reduce consumption of grid power, municipalities are eligible for green initiatives such as utility rebates and infrastructure improvement funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The solar-powered, floating circulators operate day and night with a low-voltage motor and on-board battery system for continuous, energy-efficient water quality improvement. SolarBee circulation technology creates a near-laminar flow pattern that completely mixes the water column and improves distribution of dissolved oxygen. Each solar-powered SolarBee unit requires about 36 watts to operate, but can displace the mixing energy of about 25,000 watts (30 horsepower) of conventional grid-connected mixing equipment in wastewater treatment ponds and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 148 tons per year.

Visit SolarBee at WEFTEC, booth # 1715.

About SolarBee:
SolarBee Inc., a division of Medora Environmental Inc., manufactures, installs and services solar-powered water circulation equipment to help solve water-quality problems in freshwater lakes, wastewater lagoons, storm-water ponds, estuaries, potable and recycled water storage tanks, and other reservoirs. The floating circulators create a near-laminar flow that can prevent and control algae in fresh water; reduce aeration time/expense and provide odor capping in wastewater lagoons; and completely mix any size potable water tanks to reduce nitrification, temperature stratification, stagnation and residual loss. The long-distance circulators can move up to 10,000 gallons per minute from depths of more than 100 feet and have been proven in hundreds of applications worldwide.

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