Use and Benefits of Solar Water Pumps
This report summarises data from 375 solar water pump customers in East Africa and provides compelling preliminary evidence on the positive impacts solar water pumps have on productivity and quality of life.
Solar water pumps have the potential to improve the yields and livelihoods of smallholder farmers, yet little is known about how customers view, value, and interact with their pump. Between 2016 and 2018, Efficiency for Access partnered with 60 Decibels to survey 375 solar water pump customers in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania about their experiences. This analysis provides valuable insights into customer purchasing decisions and use cases. Most notably, it provides compelling preliminary evidence on the positive impacts of solar water pumps on farmer productivity and quality of life.