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

Davis & Shirtliff has commenced the set up of a spread of solar-powered water pumps in rural Kenya to connect poor households with reliable water supply.
The low-powered photo voltaic pumps dubbed, Dayliff Sunflo, are out there in full kits that embody the PV modules, pump and all accessories for a complete installation. 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 expensive diesel and electric powered generators and pumps that remain out of reach for the rural population.
“These installations are expensive to buy, run and keep and are not viable for poorer rural requirements,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
Rural households with ability to afford a water pumping system but lack entry to home electricity rely on conventional 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 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 previous decade in phrases of each cost discount and know-how a much better alternative is now available – solar powered pumping systems,” stated Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new answer are huge with capital prices of the pumps being lower than traditional hand pumps and providing totally value and maintenance free operation – methods merely start with the solar and pump all day,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
The normal range photo voltaic pumps present 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 more widespread.
Index has additionally designed a special tank and tower answer with capacities of up to 3000 litres that are very value efficient, mild and easy to install with the choice of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water supply options are definitely recreation changing in so many ways and can totally remodel lives providing a lot larger reliable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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