Solar Water Pumping

Solar water pumps (SWP) use electricity generated by photovoltaic (PV) panels to pump water from boreholes wells or reservoirs directly into fields or into a storage tank for gravity based irrigation. Water supplied can be used to irrigate crops, live stock water, in some cases provide drinking water.

A solar water pumping system consists of three major components; the solar array, pump controller and electric water pump. 

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Advantages of Solar water pumping systems

- The main advantage of solar water pumping is that it uses sunlight with no cost at all, as a solar pump minimizes the dependence on electricity or diesel, once installed, there is no recurring cost of electricity or fuel. 

Disadvantages of Solar water pumping systems

- Cost. The initial cost of purchasing a solar system is fairly high.

- Weather - dependent. Although solar energy can be collected during cloudy and rainy days, the efficiency of solar system drops. 

- Solar energy storage is expensive.

- Uses alot of space. 

- Associated with pollution. 

For over five years now, Intropia has quite well performed in the water sector, we have a good professional team conversant with design of water supply and distribution systems for both rural and urban growing centers as well as water for multi-purpose use, such as irrigation, livestock and rural industries. 

We carry out water study for rural and urban developing centers. The assignment includes the study of possible potential water sources for the system and development and estimating the demand for the targeted water populations and sanitation services through collection of data in the field, which include house hold interviews. 

Intropia then develops a strategy to improve the delivery of water and sanitation services by involving stakeholders and building community workshops and evaluating policies. We then prepare an investment plan, also identify potential implementation strategies and assess community issues relating to policy constraints, as well as project maintenance and sustainability. 

Find us

Plot 301, Block 33

Wankulukuku Road

Mpereza Building

Rubaga - Kampala