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.
The low-powered photo voltaic pumps dubbed, Dayliff Sunflo, come in complete kits that include the PV modules, pump and all accessories for an entire installation. Power necessities for these pumps are as little as 150W.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis stated water entry challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of costly diesel and electrical powered generators and pumps that remain out of attain for the agricultural inhabitants.
“These installations are costly to purchase, run and maintain and are not viable for poorer rural requirements,” said Mr. Davis.
Rural households with capacity to afford a water pumping system however lack access to residence electrical energy 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 forty per cent of the country’s households lack entry to water.
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It means shut to twenty million Kenyans residing primarily in rural areas and the city slums still depend on unimproved water sources, similar to ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary growth of photo voltaic technology over the past decade when it comes to each price discount and expertise a significantly better different is now out there – solar powered pumping systems,” said Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new resolution are large with capital costs of the pumps being decrease than conventional hand pumps and providing totally price and upkeep free operation – methods simply begin with the sun and pump all day,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
The normal vary photo voltaic pumps provide outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads up to 70 metres with different options being obtainable. However, for the majority of hand pump installations decrease heads are more frequent.
ที่วัดแรงดัน has additionally designed a special tank and tower solution with capacities of up to 3000 litres which are very value efficient, gentle and simple to install with the option of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water supply options are certainly game changing in so many ways and will totally rework lives providing much greater reliable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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