Reference Installations

Kibidula Farm|Mafinga, Iringa – Tanzania’s Largest Solar Water Pumping Installation Thus Far (August 2018)

Power Providers installed a 68 kW solar water pumping system near Mafinga, Iringa Region a few months ago. The solar water pumping system consists of 216 x 315Wp solar modules powering 2 x 30 kW Lorentz surface pumps and it is, to the best of our belief, the largest solar pumping system to be installed in Tanzania to date.

This system is designed to pump 1.5 million litres of water per day of water from a dam to a large holding reservoir 50 vertical meters away, from where gravity takes it to an avocado irrigation project.

                                        2 x 30 kW Lorentz surface pumps

Kibidula Pump

Emmanuel International| Solar Water Pump (March 2018)

The installed 5.5kW ground mounted solar array produces 83m3 of water a day (in the  least sunny month of January) from a balancing and sump tank to a final delivery tank over 4 kilometers away. From there, water is distributed to several distribution points in the village of Lumpembe Lwasenga and overflow from the tanks goes to nearby farms.  It is a magical feeling to flick the switch on the pump controller and to see so much water appearing so far away.