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, are available full kits that embody the PV modules, pump and all accessories for a whole 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 pricey diesel and electrical powered turbines and pumps that stay out of reach for the rural inhabitants.
“These installations are costly to buy, run and preserve and are not viable for poorer rural requirements,” stated Mr. Davis.
Rural households with capacity to afford a water pumping system but lack entry to house electricity rely 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 shut to twenty million Kenyans residing primarily in rural areas and the city slums nonetheless rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
“With the extraordinary improvement of photo voltaic technology over the previous decade by way of both cost reduction and expertise a significantly better various is now out there – photo voltaic powered pumping methods,” stated Mr. Davis.
“Benefits of this new solution are large with capital prices of the pumps being lower than conventional hand pumps and offering completely value and upkeep free operation – systems merely start with the sun and pump all day,” mentioned Mr. Davis.
เกจวัดแรงดันไฮดรอลิค provide outputs from 1 to 12 m3 per day at heads as a lot as 70 metres with other options being out there. However, for almost all of hand pump installations lower heads are more common.
Dayliff has also designed a special tank and tower answer with capacities of as much as 3000 litres that are very value effective, light and easy to put in with the choice of the PV modules mounted on the tower for smaller installations.
“These Dayliff water supply options are definitely game changing in so many ways and can completely transform lives providing much larger reliable water availability for rural communities,” added Mr. Davis.
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