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

Davis & Shirtliff has commenced the installation of a variety of solar-powered water pumps in rural Kenya to connect poor households with reliable 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 requirements for these pumps are as little as 150W.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis said water access challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of pricey diesel and electric powered turbines and pumps that remain out of attain for the rural inhabitants.
“These installations are costly to purchase, run and keep and usually are not viable for poorer rural necessities,” said Mr. Davis.
Rural households with capacity to afford a water pumping system but lack access to house electricity depend on traditional hand pumps given the absence of appropriate alternatives.
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 still depend on unimproved water sources, corresponding to ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary improvement of solar expertise over the previous decade when it comes to each price discount and expertise a significantly better different is now obtainable – solar powered pumping systems,” stated Mr. Davis.
ตัววัดแรงดันน้ำ of this new solution are huge with capital prices of the pumps being lower than traditional hand pumps and providing totally price and maintenance free operation – methods merely begin with the sun and pump all day,” stated Mr. Davis.
The normal vary photo voltaic pumps present outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads up to 70 metres with other choices being obtainable. However, for virtually all of hand pump installations lower heads are more widespread.
Dayliff has additionally designed a particular tank and tower answer with capacities of as a lot as 3000 litres that are very cost effective, gentle and easy to install with the option of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water provide solutions are definitely recreation changing in so many ways and can completely rework lives offering a lot larger dependable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.
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