Senegal Micro-Utility Irrigation Project

Jul. 24, 2015—Short video montage describing The Earth Insititute’s Sustainable Engineering Lab’s installation and operation of a pilot solar PV irrigation system in Senegal. This pilot is unique in Senegal for its pre-paid payment system and for sharing solar energy across multiple farmers without battery storage to meet daily irrigation demands through a simple, smart-control web-app. Funding was provided by USAID's Powering Agriculture initiative.

In 2013,
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
(United States) received a Powering Agriculture award for the
Early Adoption/Distribution (Stage 4) of
Solar Photovoltaic
solutions for
Irrigation
in the production of
Horticulture
in
Senegal