Global LEAP Solar Water Pump Test Method

This document defines methods to evaluate the quality and performance of off-grid solar water pumps.

The solar water pump test method consists of the following major components:

  • Overall product quality inspection both internal and external, as well as an evaluation of the user manual and manufacturer-provided information
  • Evaluation of performance

The following international test procedures have been referenced in the preparation of this document:

  • IEC 62253: 2011: Photovoltaic pumping systems – Design qualification and performance measurements
  • IEC 62257-9-5: 2018 Integrated systems – Laboratory evaluation of stand-alone renewable energy products for rural electrification