Solar water pumping in Burundi

Client - WHH Foundation

Project Overview

Dulas was approached by WHH Foundation to provide a solar powered water pump solution in Burundi, Africa. This pumped water would provide security for the subsistence farmers allowing them to irrigate water to their crops. 90% of the population of Burundi are subsistence farmers, making water irrigation hugely important for communities. Not only does this provide food security for remote villagers, it also provides an income for locals.

WHH Foundation

Project Development

Together with the client, Dulas developed an idea for the pump to be installed on a trailer, allowing them to push the pump to different water sources making it flexible and adaptable to local villagers’ needs. In addition to this, a unique feature of the system is that modules are also mounted onto the trailer enabling it to be moved to capture the best possible solar energy.

Summary

The mobile irrigation unit can provide irrigation for 1/2 hectare during the dry season and up to 1 hectare in the rainy season as a backup in case of dry spells, which is often the cause of low yields.

Key Features

  • Water Pump Grundfos SQF 2.5-2 50Hz
  • Pipe 100m of flexible riser pipe
  • Switch Box Grundfos IO 100
  • Solar Panels Kyocera KD135SX
  • Comprehensive tool kit and step-by-step manual supplied

"I once again want to thank you for your professional assistance and for the good quality product you delivered."

Lucien D’Hooghe - Welthungerhilfe, WHH Foundation