The Sunflower - Irrigating with sunshine
When crops need watering, there's usually plenty of sunshine about, so it makes sense to use this renewable resource for irrigation. The Sunflower offers an alternative to back-breaking manual methods of pumping water, and a cheaper form of irrigation than petrol or diesel pumps. The Sunflower is the result of over twenty years R&D to develop an affordable way of doing this.
- A solar collector generates steam to drive a simple engine pump. It can lift 12,000 litres/day from a 7.5m well (more at shallower depths) which can irrigate around 1/2 acre.
- There are no fuel costs, the initial investment of around $400 can be recouped in 1-2 years compared to the ongoing running costs of diesel or petrol engines.
- Designed with durability and maintenance in mind, it has no electronics, and is about as complex as a bicycle. Supplied as a kit, it is easily serviced with spare parts always available at low cost.
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We're on the lookout for distribution partners and dealers in East Africa, especially Kenya and Ethiopia. We can offer attractive trade prices to the right partners, so drop us a line!