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

Davis & Shirtliff has commenced the set up of a variety of solar-powered water pumps in rural Kenya to connect poor households with dependable water supply.
The low-powered solar pumps dubbed, Dayliff Sunflo, are available full kits that include the PV modules, pump and all equipment 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 pricey diesel and electric powered turbines and pumps that remain out of reach for the agricultural population.
“These installations are costly to buy, run and keep and usually are not viable for poorer rural necessities,” stated Mr. Davis.
Rural households with capacity to afford a water pumping system but lack entry to home electricity rely on traditional hand pumps given the absence of appropriate alternate options.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization through a 2017 Joint monitoring Programme on water and sanitation reported forty per cent of the country’s households lack entry to water.
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It means shut to 20 million Kenyans dwelling primarily in rural areas and the urban slums still depend on unimproved water sources, similar to ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary growth of photo voltaic expertise over the previous decade when it comes to both value reduction and know-how a significantly better alternative is now available – photo voltaic powered pumping systems,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new answer are large with capital costs of the pumps being decrease than conventional hand pumps and providing completely price and upkeep free operation – systems simply begin with the solar and pump all day,” stated Mr. Davis.
The normal range photo voltaic pumps present outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads as much as 70 metres with different choices being out there. However, for almost all of hand pump installations lower heads are more frequent.
Building blocks has additionally designed a special tank and tower resolution with capacities of up to 3000 litres which are very cost effective, gentle and easy to install with the option of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water provide solutions are actually recreation changing in so some ways and will totally rework lives offering much larger dependable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.
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