SolarBee – Tecnology


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The SolarBee is designed to circulate water by bringing water from below and sending it out across the top in a thin layer causing a mixing effect. The laminar layer flows outward radially, in diverging “steam lines” from the distribution dish. As it does, vertical flow is induced in between the water being drawn below and the water above. At the level of the flow intake, water is drawn from all corners of the pond. As this lower layer of fluid makes its way inward with converging streamlines to the SolarBee, the water is forced upward, toward the surface, providing gentle mixing, and surface renewal.

The SolarBee obtains all the energy it needs from the sun. Its solar panels provide power to the onboard battery which energizes the drive system’s controls and motor. The new v12 Technology allows excess solar energy to be stored during the day and used during the night allowing the SolarBee to operate during the night without being connected to the grid.

During operation, a visible flow can be observed coming off the distributor dish and spreading outward. The impeller of the SolarBee is designed to operate at 60 revolutions per minute (rpm) when there is sufficient sunlight and battery charge. The rpms may drop down some during the later night and early morning when the battery uses up its charge after a longer period of overcast days. In severe sunlight limited conditions, the machine may slow down or stop temporarily to protect the battery from damage.