Futurepump SF1 Solar Pump

Futurepump

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.

See the SF1 Solar Pump out in the field.

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.

See the SF1 Solar Pump out in the field.

Target region(s)

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

Distributors/implementing organizations

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

The retail price is around USD 650 (or KES 65,000).

Competitive landscape

Petrol and diesel pumps.

SDG targeted

Goal #2 improve food security: irrigating crops leads to more reliable harvests and provides the opportunity to grow and sell produce out of season.

Target user(s)

The SF1 solar pump targets smallholder farmers. It is designed for 0.25 hectare plot irrigation.

It offers farmers a solution when they have to rely on unpredictable rainfall for their crops. It also offers a cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable alternative to costly and polluting petrol or diesel pumps.

SF1 is ideal for retrieving lake and river water.

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