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

Davis & Shirtliff has commenced the installation of a range of solar-powered water pumps in rural Kenya to attach poor households with dependable water provide.
Backdoor -powered photo voltaic pumps dubbed, Dayliff Sunflo, are obtainable in full kits that embrace the PV modules, pump and all accessories for an entire set up. Power requirements for these pumps are as low as 150W.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis mentioned water entry challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of costly diesel and electric powered generators and pumps that remain out of attain for the rural inhabitants.
“These installations are costly to buy, run and keep and usually are not viable for poorer rural necessities,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
According to with capacity to afford a water pumping system however lack access to home electrical energy rely on traditional hand pumps given the absence of appropriate options.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization by way of 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 close to twenty million Kenyans living mainly in rural areas and the city slums nonetheless depend on unimproved water sources, corresponding to ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary improvement of photo voltaic know-how over the previous decade in phrases of each price discount and expertise a much better various is now out there – photo voltaic powered pumping systems,” said Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new answer are big with capital costs of the pumps being lower than conventional hand pumps and offering completely cost and upkeep free operation – methods merely begin with the solar and pump all day,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
The normal vary solar pumps present outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads as a lot as 70 metres with different choices being out there. However, for the majority of hand pump installations lower heads are more common.
Dayliff has also designed a special tank and tower resolution with capacities of as much as 3000 litres which may be very price effective, gentle and straightforward to install with the option of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water provide options are actually game altering in so some ways and can completely rework lives offering a lot higher reliable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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