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Simple, low-cost solar pumping is now a reality

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posted on 01.11.2018, 11:45 authored by John DeMarco, Nick Annejohn
A breakthrough has been achieved in making small solar pumps affordable and easy to set up and use by small farmers in Africa. Numerous off-the-shelf pumps running on direct current were tested when connected directly to a single solar panel, without any battery or additional electronics. Of the many pump models tested, two were found to meet our criteria for low-cost solar pumping for small-scale irrigation. These pumps have been successfully operating in Cameroon, Chad, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Canada since 2014. We present information on the components, cost and performance of these pumps for small-scale irrigation.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference

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DEMARCO, J. and ANNEJOHN, N., 2018. Simple, low-cost solar pumping is now a reality. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, paper 3018, 6 pp.

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© WEDC, Loughborough University

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2018

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This is a conference paper.

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en

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Nakuru, Kenya

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