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 available complete kits that embody the PV modules, pump and all accessories for a complete installation. Power requirements for these pumps are as low as 150W.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis mentioned water access challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of pricey diesel and electrical powered generators and pumps that stay out of reach for the agricultural inhabitants.
“These installations are expensive to purchase, run and preserve and aren’t viable for poorer rural requirements,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
Rural households with capacity to afford a water pumping system however lack access to home electricity rely on traditional hand pumps given the absence of suitable alternate options.
UNICEF 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 entry to water.
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It means close to 20 million Kenyans living mainly in rural areas and the city slums nonetheless rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary improvement of solar know-how over the previous decade by method of each cost discount and technology a significantly better different is now obtainable – photo voltaic powered pumping techniques,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new solution are huge with capital costs of the pumps being lower than traditional hand pumps and providing totally cost and upkeep free operation – systems merely begin with the sun and pump all day,” said Mr. Davis.
เกจอาร์กอน from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads as a lot as 70 metres with other choices being out there. However, for almost all of hand pump installations decrease heads are extra frequent.
Dayliff has additionally designed a special tank and tower answer with capacities of as a lot as 3000 litres that are very price effective, mild and simple to put in with the option of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water supply options are actually sport changing in so many ways and can totally remodel lives providing a lot higher dependable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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