Futurepump Ltd, the manufacturer of solar irrigation products for small scale farmers has launched SF2 solar pump with ability to deliver a litre of water per second from a depth of 30 feet vertically. This is four times their previous solar pump, SF1 which delivered 0.25 litres per second from even a lesser depth of 20 feet vertically.
The SF2 which has been manufactured by the company’s own ISO 9001:2015 factory in India comes in handy after the success of its previous model, the SF1. The new model answers all the requests from users and finance companies which are: it is smaller, more powerful, more robust and remotely monitored.
“The pumping ability of SF2 provides a farm with over 21,000 litres of water per day, whilst avoiding any fuel costs. It works with hoses, tanks, sprinklers or drip irrigation systems, and is ideal for any farmer serious about making money from horticulture all year round,” said Toby Hammond, Futurepump Managing Director in a statement.
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He noted that the solar irrigation market is starting to get infiltrated by cheap, poor quality imports that are unable to handle the environment found on a typical Kenyan farm. Mud, sand, grit and running dry among others meaning significant problems to substandard submersible pumps whereas SF2 has no problem handling whatever it finds in a Kenya farm water supply.
“In a sector that is rife with unreliability from small irrigation pumps, both petrol and solar, there is now a pump that is so robust that the manufacturers, Futurepump Ltd, are confidently supplying it with a full five-year warranty,” said Hammond.
“SF2 is the embodiment of all of our experience with selling over 2,500 solar pumps to date. Its Dutch design is more portable, more robust, and pumps the most water for the price tag of any solar pump on the market.”
All SF2 pumps offer built-in GSM monitoring, enabling Futurepump partners to access data on the usage and performance of each pump via a cloud database and dashboard, as well as pump location-tracking.
The SF2 is sold across Kenya by a network of distributors including Davis and Shirtliff, Solarnow and Suntransfer, and the KES 68,000 price tag can be spread over two years with a loan from either Equity bank or KCB.
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