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Solar water pumps

Solar water pumps

  • Sustainable domestic water pumping using solar photovoltaic

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    Technical Assistance
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    Context

    Pumping of water for domestic and productive uses has been difficult to maintain in Tanzania. This challenge is highly attributed by the higher costs of pumping water using conventional means such as diesel generators and electricity.

    Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technologies have enabled rural communities of Tanzania to apply this technology for lighting, water pumping, charging of cell phones, etc. Community water projects using solar pumps have benefitted from reduced running costs as compared to diesel or electric water pumps.

  • Solar water pumps

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    Technology
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    A reliable and clean water supply is an essential need but a large number of people currently lack this basic provision. Solar water pumps is a socially and environmentally attractive technology to supply water. Especially if the need for water is in remote locations which are beyond the reach of power lines, solar power is often the economically preferred technology.

  • SISAM: strengthening women’s access to Improved Solar Irrigation Systems in West Africa

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    Description of the project: SISAM project is an innovative solar irrigation solution (local, sector, affordable, renewable, adapted to the constraints of family farming) that meets the needs of 100 market garden farms, mostly managed by women who have little access to water. A local production line and distribution of pumps, known as "minivolanta", have been built, as well as access to local microfinance (micro leasing). Activities include production, financing, distribution, maintenance of pumps and irrigation installations.

  • Greenhouse Gas Implications of Water Reuse in the Upper Pumpanga River Integrated Irrigation System, Philippines

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    Enhancing water productivity is often recommended as a "soft option" in addressing the problem of increasing water scarcity. In this study, authors analysed the water productivity and GHG implications of water reuse through pumping groundwater and creek water, and compare this with gravity-fed canal irrigation in the Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation System (UPRIIS) in the Philippines. Water productivity indicators show that water reuse contributes significantly to water productivity.

  • Efficient motor

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    Product
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    Fans, pumps and compressors use electric motors to provide motion; therefore its energy consumption is strongly influenced by the efficiency of motor. According to IEC 60034-30, efficiency of motors are categorized as follows (IE stands for international efficiency).