ennos

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ennos

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Sunlight pump for smallholder farmers – ennos

Value proposition

“All of us at ennos are passionate about bringing the most innovative solar technologies to farmers and communities whose lives can be drastically changed with easier, more reliable access to water. This is what motivates us every day.”

Dr. Andrea Vezzini, ennos Chairman

 

ennos has more than 12 years of experience in designing, developing and installing efficient solar-powered pumping systems. Since 2010, we have focused on producing our own solar-powered water pumps, which are specifically designed for irrigation and drinking water supply in off-grid areas.

Objectives

Making an impact

Two outcomes inspire ennos in the development of the sunlight pump: improving living situations and advancing opportunities to use renewable energy. By introducing farmers and communities to the sunlight pump and teaching them how to use it to meet their needs, ennos is having a positive long-term impact on their lives – an impact with an incredible ripple effect.

Farmer in Honduras

Location

Africa : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso

Status

ennos signed a manufacturing and licensing agreement with Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (www.jains.com). Production started in September 2017. Jain is serving the Indian market directly. ennos has wholesale partners in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso.

Every required specialist

Led by Dr. Andrea Vezzini, the multidisciplinary ennos team is made up of individuals who think outside of the box to overcome the challenges that communities in developing countries face when it comes to access to water. From ideation to development and training, its team includes a specialist of every kind to help users tap into the potential of the sunlight pump.

Read more in this article published in March 2017 in the magazine Spirit biel/bienne.

"Meet Mr Zeka – sunlight pump user in Malawi" (video)
https://youtu.be/3FYEutWCQe8

Company

ennos ag was founded in 2006 as a spin-off of Berne University of Applied Sciences in Biel/Bienne. Its purpose is to further develop the sunlight pump and new innovations in the same product family. And to market these renewable technologies to make them accessible to clients at the base of the revenue pyramid in developing countries. This is to be ensured through establishing last mile distribution networks.

Updated

29.05.2020