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 dependable water provide.
The low-powered solar pumps dubbed, Dayliff Sunflo, come in full kits that embody the PV modules, pump and all equipment for an entire installation. Power requirements for these pumps are as little as 150W.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis stated water access challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of expensive diesel and electrical powered generators and pumps that remain out of reach for the agricultural population.
“These installations are expensive to purchase, run and preserve and aren’t viable for poorer rural necessities,” said Mr. Davis.
Rural households with ability to afford a water pumping system but lack entry to residence electricity rely on conventional hand pumps given the absence of appropriate 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 shut to 20 million Kenyans dwelling mainly in rural areas and the city slums nonetheless depend on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary development of photo voltaic technology over the previous decade by way of both cost discount and know-how a significantly better alternative is now available – solar powered pumping systems,” said Mr. Davis.
เกจวัดแรงดัน of this new resolution are big with capital costs of the pumps being decrease than conventional hand pumps and offering completely value and maintenance free operation – systems merely begin with the sun and pump all day,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
เกจวัดแรงดัน from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads as much as 70 metres with other options being out there. However, for the majority of hand pump installations lower heads are more common.
Dayliff has additionally designed a special tank and tower resolution with capacities of as a lot as 3000 litres which may be very value effective, mild and easy to put in with the option of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water supply options are certainly recreation altering in so some ways and can completely rework lives offering a lot greater reliable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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