Futurepump SF1 Solar Pump


The Futurepump SF1 is a solar-powered surface water pump for smallholder irrigation.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Futurepump SF1 is a solar-powered irrigation pump.

The product consists of three main parts: a PV panel, to convert sunlight into electrical energy; a motor, to use the electrical energy to turn the flywheel; and a pump, to draw water out of a well, river or lake. The SF1 solar pump is robust and portable.

This product has now been superceded by the Futurepump SF2, however it is still available for purchase direct from Futurepump (the designer and manufacturer) and datasheets are still available from some distributors (Davis and Shirtliff, Condor Pumps).

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Kenya (main market); Uganda; Rwanda; Tanzania; Malawi; Zambia; Nepal.interview with representative

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The product is distributed by Futurepump and by distribution partners who already sell complementary products.

In Uganda, Futurepump has partnered with SolarNow, who is distributing across the country.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

~610 USD (3500 GHC)Converted on 27 July 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

SDG 1: No poverty

SDG 2: Zero hunger

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)
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