Davis & Shirtliff installs solar-powered water pumps in rural Kenya

Davis & Shirtliff has commenced the set up of a range of solar-powered water pumps in rural Kenya to attach poor households with reliable water provide.
The low-powered photo voltaic pumps dubbed, Dayliff Sunflo, are available full kits that embody the PV modules, pump and all accessories for an entire set up. Power necessities for these pumps are as little as 150W.
Secure & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis mentioned water entry challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of expensive diesel and electrical powered turbines and pumps that remain out of reach for the agricultural inhabitants.
“These installations are costly to buy, run and preserve and aren’t viable for poorer rural requirements,” said Mr. Davis.
Rural households with ability to afford a water pumping system however lack access to house electrical energy depend on traditional hand pumps given the absence of appropriate options.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization by way of a 2017 Joint monitoring Programme on water and sanitation reported 40 per cent of the country’s households lack entry to water.
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It means close to twenty million Kenyans residing mainly in rural areas and the city slums nonetheless depend on unimproved water sources, similar to ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary development of photo voltaic know-how over the previous decade in phrases of both price discount and know-how a a lot better alternative is now out there – photo voltaic powered pumping techniques,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new solution are big with capital costs of the pumps being decrease than conventional hand pumps and offering totally cost and maintenance free operation – systems simply start with the solar and pump all day,” said Mr. Davis.
The normal vary photo voltaic pumps provide outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads up to 70 metres with other options being available. However, for the majority of hand pump installations lower heads are more widespread.
Dayliff has additionally designed a special tank and tower answer with capacities of as a lot as 3000 litres which are very cost effective, mild and easy to put in with the choice of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water provide options are certainly game altering in so many ways and can totally transform lives providing much higher reliable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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