SunCulture Drip Irrigation Kit
The SunCulture Drip Irrigation Kit is a low pressure, gravity fed, drip-irrigation system suitable for plots ranging from 1/8 acre to 1 acre in size. Drip irrigation has been proven to help save water, increase crop yields, and decrease weed growth. SunCulture makes fertigation possible by including a fertilizer injection system with each kit. This allows farmers to reduce fertilizer and nutrient losses due to localized application and minimized leaching.
1/8 acre Kenyan shilling (KES) 24900 ($239.65 USD), 1/4 acre KES 34900 ($335.89), 1/2 acre KES 54900 ($528.33), 1 acre KES 89000 ($856.49) prices converted to USD 7/18/2017
Smallholder farmers in East Africa.
Users can obtain this product directly from SunCulture. SunCulture offers a free quote to farmers who submit their information online, and also have a technician available to visit customer sites that require consultation for a customized system. SunCulture partners with Equity Bank to provide financing options to farmers who cannot afford to pay for the system upfront.
SunCulture has over 650 customers in East Africa.Interview with representative
This kit is available in 1/8 acre, 1/4, acre/ 1/2 acre, and 1 acre sizes. This system includes long lasting drip-tape, a filtration system, fertilizer injection system, HDPE and PVC pipes, and all needed connectors, fittings, and valves.
Flow Rate: 1.4 L/h Wall thickness: 0.4 mm (16MIL) Emitter spacing: 15 cm/20cm/30cm Drip tape diameter: 16 mm
See diagram of AgroSolar Irrigation Kit below.
SunCulture provides training and after-sales support upon request.
An entire after sales process is dedicated to supporting customers with needed replacement parts, as well as system repairs if necessary.Interview with representative
3-5 years depending on maintenance and climate conditions. A 2 year warranty is provided.
There are no safety concerns for operating this system.
This system is designed to work with SunCulture’s SP-300 Solar Pumping System to deliver water year round in places where it was not previously possible. During the day the SP-300 Solar Pumping System fills an elevated water storage tank, gravity is used to pump water from the tank through the irrigation system during the evening.
Field trials were conducted in 2012.
SunCulture has won multiple awards for their systems and work, including:
-Ashden International Award, Finalist in 2017
-Start Up Energy Transition Award: Category; “Start Up SDG7”, Finalist in 2017
-Ocean Exchange, The Solutions Awards, Finalist in 2016
-Sustainia Award, Food Innovation Category, Winner in 2015
-Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development, Winner in2015
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