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

Davis & Shirtliff has commenced the installation of a variety of solar-powered water pumps in rural Kenya to attach poor households with reliable water supply.
The low-powered photo voltaic pumps dubbed, Dayliff Sunflo, are available in complete kits that embrace the PV modules, pump and all accessories for an entire set up. Power necessities for these pumps are as low as 150W.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis said water access challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of expensive diesel and electric powered mills and pumps that remain out of attain for the agricultural inhabitants.
“These installations are expensive to purchase, run and preserve and are not viable for poorer rural requirements,” said Mr. Davis.
Rural households with capability to afford a water pumping system but lack access to residence electrical energy rely on traditional hand pumps given the absence of suitable alternate options.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization via a 2017 Joint monitoring Programme on water and sanitation reported forty per cent of the country’s households lack access to water.
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It means close to 20 million Kenyans dwelling mainly in rural areas and the urban slums still depend on unimproved water sources, similar to ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With เกจวัดแรงดันสูง of photo voltaic technology over the past decade by way of each value discount and know-how a a lot better various is now out there – photo voltaic powered pumping systems,” stated Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new solution are large with capital prices of the pumps being lower than traditional hand pumps and offering completely cost and upkeep free operation – methods simply begin with the solar and pump all day,” said Mr. Davis.
The normal vary solar pumps provide outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads up to 70 metres with other options being obtainable. However, for the majority of hand pump installations decrease heads are extra widespread.
Dayliff has additionally designed a special tank and tower solution with capacities of as a lot as 3000 litres which might be very value efficient, mild and simple to install with the option of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water provide options are certainly recreation changing in so some ways and can completely remodel lives providing much greater reliable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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