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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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    Implementation
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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.

  • Practical Action Consulting Limited

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.

     

  • EED Advisory Limited

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Kenya
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
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    EED Advisory Limited is an interdisciplinary consultancy firm with service offerings in the energy and environment space delivered through four practice lines: (i) sustainable energy, (ii) climate change, (iii) natural resource management and (iv) commercial project development. EED Advisory Limited operates through staff located in Nairobi and partners across the globe.

  • Linking Heat and Electricity Systems: Co-generation and District Heating and Cooling Solutions for a Clean Energy Future

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    Publication
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    This report highlights two underutilized but fully implementable technologies that efficiently integrate heat and electricity systems, provide flexibility and enhance energy security. It examines what restricts co‑generation and efficient district heating and cooling systems that can help de-carbonize the energy system.

  • Solar-Powered Irrigation in Kenya: SunCulture

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    With the tremendous solar potential in Kenya and the maturity of PV and electric pump technology, the agricultural sector, including smallholder-level farms, is an ideal candidate for rapid growth, improving crop yields, productivity and farmer income while avoiding massive amounts of GHG Emissions. 

  • Solar-Powered Irrigation in Kenya: Futurepump

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    Agriculture is the lifeblood of Kenya’s economy. To reduce poverty in the country, Kenya must improve its agricultural production, generate employment and prosperity, and feed a growing population. Irrigation is a key element of agrifood development, but current diesel-powered irrigation pumps are highly polluting and carbon intensive.

    Futurepump, has developed a new model to enable smallholder farmers in Kenya to adopt sustainable irrigation solutions with a proprietary solar powered irrigation pump, combined with a finance programme that allows for flexible payments.

  • Clean Energy and Water Project in Mozambique - Business Plan

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    Publication

    The following business Plan has been designed to provide basic information investors and financiers need in order to consider a water pumping project using renewable energy which reduces emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

  • Lessons and Guidance on Securing financing for RE/EE projects in Southern Africa through Gold Standard Carbon Revenues

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    Publication

    This guidance document outlines the challenges experienced by the REEEP SSN project team inherent in financing and transacting RE/EE carbon projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Learnings and guidance from these experiences emphasize the development of clear and robust business plans in order to attract investors, the careful consideration and use of carbon financing to minimize transaction costs and to assist in project sustainability and promotion, and the potential that programmatic and bundling approaches hold for the region.

  • Catalysing Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Service Delivery Kenya- Feasibility study framework

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    Water services in Kenya are often inadequate, unsafe and unsustainable. The arid and semi-arid and  poor  peri-urban  areas  are  mostly  vulnerable  and  are  largely  characterized  by  low  water services  provision  and  severe  water  scarcity,  where  the demand  substantially  surpasses  its availability. Additionally, climate change is expected to significantly impact on water availability and  therefore  creating  the  needs  of  climate  proof  investments  for  improved  water  access  in underserved areas in Kenya.  
     
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