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

Davis & Shirtliff has commenced the installation of a spread of solar-powered water pumps in rural Kenya to connect poor households with dependable water supply.
The low-powered photo voltaic pumps dubbed, Dayliff Sunflo, are obtainable in complete kits that include the PV modules, pump and all accessories for a complete installation. Power necessities for these pumps are as little as 150W.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis mentioned water entry challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of pricey diesel and electric powered mills and pumps that remain out of reach for the rural inhabitants.
“These installations are expensive to purchase, run and keep and are not viable for poorer rural necessities,” said Mr. Davis.
Rural households with capability to afford a water pumping system but lack entry to house electricity depend on conventional hand pumps given the absence of suitable options.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization by way of a 2017 Joint monitoring Programme on water and sanitation reported 40 per cent of the country’s households lack entry to water.
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It means close to 20 million Kenyans living primarily in rural areas and the city slums still rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With เพรสเชอร์เกจ of photo voltaic know-how over the past decade when it comes to both cost discount and expertise a a lot better different is now obtainable – solar powered pumping systems,” stated Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new resolution are huge with capital prices of the pumps being decrease than conventional hand pumps and providing totally price and maintenance free operation – methods merely begin with the sun and pump all day,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
The normal range solar 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.
เพรสเชอร์เกจ has also designed a special tank and tower answer with capacities of as much as 3000 litres which would possibly be very value efficient, light and simple to put in with the choice 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 totally rework lives providing a lot larger reliable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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