Futurepump SF1 Solar Pump


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.

See the SF1 Solar Pump out in the field.

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.

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

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Petrol and diesel pumps.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

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

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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