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

เพรสเชอร์เกจ & Shirtliff has commenced the installation 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 full kits that embrace the PV modules, pump and all equipment for an entire set up. 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 expensive diesel and electrical powered generators and pumps that remain out of attain for the rural inhabitants.
“These installations are expensive to buy, run and keep and are not viable for poorer rural necessities,” said Mr. Davis.
Rural households with capacity to afford a water pumping system but lack entry to home electricity rely on conventional hand pumps given the absence of appropriate alternate options.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization via a 2017 Joint monitoring Programme on water and sanitation reported 40 per cent of the country’s households lack access to water.
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It means close to twenty million Kenyans living mainly in rural areas and the urban slums nonetheless rely on unimproved water sources, similar to ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary growth of photo voltaic technology over the previous decade when it comes to each value discount and know-how a much better different is now obtainable – solar powered pumping techniques,” said Mr. Davis.
ไดอะแฟรม of this new solution are huge with capital prices of the pumps being lower than traditional hand pumps and offering completely cost and maintenance free operation – methods simply begin with the solar and pump all day,” stated Mr. Davis.
The normal range photo voltaic pumps provide outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads up to 70 metres with different choices being available. However, for nearly all of hand pump installations decrease heads are more frequent.
Dayliff has additionally designed a particular tank and tower solution with capacities of as a lot as 3000 litres that are very price efficient, light and simple to put in with the option of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water supply solutions are definitely sport altering in so many ways and will completely remodel lives providing much higher dependable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.

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