Claro Energy's solar water pumps are a great solution in remote, off-grid regions. Plus, farmers can earn extra income by selling surplus energy. Another Claro innovation: e-rickshaws that bring pay-per-use solar panels to farmers, who can then irrigate using RFID cards, cash or micro-finance.
Futurepump is promoting "future-proof" farming in Mozambique, where smallholder farmers are facing increasing temperatures and less predictable rainfall. Solar irrigation helps farmers to make the most of every growing season, giving them more security in a changing climate.
Claro Energy is at the center of a new initiative that combines mobile and stationary solar-powered mini-grids and links them to irrigation. This "irrigation-as-a-service" business model is already being used by dozens of farmers in India's Bihar state.
Over 80% of the land in Kenya is not suitable for rain-fed agriculture, yet only 3% of Kenyans actually irrigate. The divide between how many farmers are irrigating and how many farmers need to irrigate to become productive is where SunCulture steps in. Samir Ibrahim explains how.
See how SolarNow, Futurepump's Tier 1 distributor in Uganda, is helping Futurepump transform lives by bringing power, and access to water, to homes and smallholder farms.
Futurepump's Distributor Tour has begun! They'll be featuring a different distributor, in a different country, every month for the rest of 2018. Follow along to see which country they're visiting each month.
The University of Hohenheim/Germany has been pilot testing a solar milk cooling system that can be operated independently, offering an off-grid solution for remote areas in western Kenya. The system uses solar energy for cooling milk in Kenya and Tunisia.