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

Davis & Shirtliff has commenced the set up 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, are available full kits that include the PV modules, pump and all equipment for an entire installation. Power requirements for these pumps are as low as 150W.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman, Mr. Alec Davis stated water access challenges have been compounded by an over-supply of costly diesel and electrical powered generators and pumps that remain out of reach for the rural population.
“These installations are expensive to buy, run and maintain and aren’t viable for poorer rural necessities,” stated Mr. Davis.
เพรสเชอร์เกจ with capacity to afford a water pumping system however lack access to residence electricity rely on conventional hand pumps given the absence of suitable alternatives.
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 shut to twenty million Kenyans living primarily in rural areas and the urban slums nonetheless rely on unimproved water sources, similar to ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary improvement of photo voltaic technology over the previous decade by way of each price discount and know-how a significantly better different is now out there – solar powered pumping techniques,” stated Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new resolution are large with capital prices of the pumps being decrease than conventional hand pumps and providing completely price and upkeep free operation – methods merely start with the sun and pump all day,” said Mr. Davis.
The normal range solar pumps provide outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads as a lot as 70 metres with different options being obtainable. However, for nearly all of hand pump installations decrease heads are more widespread.
Dayliff has also designed a particular tank and tower answer with capacities of as a lot as 3000 litres which would possibly be very cost efficient, gentle and straightforward to put in with the option of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water provide solutions are actually game changing in so many ways and can completely remodel lives providing a lot larger dependable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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