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 connect poor households with dependable water provide.
The low-powered photo voltaic pumps dubbed, Dayliff Sunflo, come in full kits that embrace the PV modules, pump and all accessories for a whole set up. Power necessities for these pumps are as low as 150W.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis stated water entry challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of pricey diesel and electrical powered turbines and pumps that remain out of attain for the rural inhabitants.
“These installations are expensive to purchase, run and keep and are not viable for poorer rural necessities,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
Rural households with capacity to afford a water pumping system but lack access to home electricity depend on conventional hand pumps given the absence of appropriate alternatives.
เพรสเชอร์เกจน้ำ and the World Health Organization through a 2017 Joint monitoring Programme on water and sanitation reported 40 per cent of the country’s households lack access to water.
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It means close to 20 million Kenyans residing mainly in rural areas and the city slums still rely on unimproved water sources, similar to ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary improvement of solar expertise over the past decade when it comes to each cost reduction and technology a much better various is now out there – solar powered pumping systems,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new answer are huge with capital costs of the pumps being lower than traditional hand pumps and providing completely cost and upkeep free operation – methods merely begin with the sun and pump all day,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
The commonplace range solar pumps provide outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads up to 70 metres with other options being out there. However, for the majority of hand pump installations lower heads are extra common.
Dayliff has additionally designed a special tank and tower answer with capacities of as much as 3000 litres which are very cost effective, mild and easy to install with the choice of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water provide solutions are certainly game altering in so some ways and will completely transform lives providing a lot larger dependable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.
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