Solar Powered Irrigation Systems E-Learning Course

Published May. 3, 2019

E-Learning Course “Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)”


There is growing interest in solar-powered irrigation applications around the world. The use of Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) aims to increase and stabilize local farmers’ productivity and improving their living conditions. However, awareness of SPIS technologies and their adaptability to different farming and cropping systems, and varying sizes of irrigation schemes is lacking among agricultural consultants, extension officers and responsible personnel in the relevant ministries, as well as in financing institutions including Banks, NGOs and the international donor community. To counteract this, University of Ostfalia in Germany has developed an e-learning course on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems with support from Powering Agriculture Founding Partner Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The course’s modules will look at sustainable water management, solar pumping essentials, planning and implementation, and operation and maintenance. E-tutors will support you throughout the course.


We are looking for agricultural extension officers, farmers, bankers, academic, relevant NGO and government staff, and other interested parties to join the e-learning course.  Participants should have a basic knowledge of agriculture, water management and irrigation, motivation to learn, and intermediate English language skills.


The course will be held entirely online and can be accessed from anywhere.


The SPIS course will take place between June 18 and July 30, 2019. The workload will be approximately 27 hours. Please review the SPIS Toolbox before the start of the course:

The deadline to apply for the free e-learning course is May 30, 2019Apply Here

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