Op-Ed, Thai Thi Minh , Ghana, solar irrigation, groundwater, Ethiopia, pumps, agriculture, ACCRA, data, off-grid, small-holder farmers, water pumps, groundwater
13 August 21
In many off-grid areas, petrol and diesel pumps are commonly used for irrigation. However, they are expensive to run and contribute to environmental pollution.
With the abundance of sunshine in Ghana, solar pumps offer small farmers a promising alternative – if they can afford the initial investment. To begin addressing this issue, IWMI joined forces with Pumptech, a distributor of solar pumps manufactured by the German company LORENTZ.
The pumps are designed for off-grid water pumping and several models are specifically aimed at smallholders.