Sunlight pump for smallholder farmers – ennos
ennos sa develops and distributes the sunlight pump. This portable solar water pump is suitable for irrigation and domestic water supply in developing countries. The technology combines income, productivity and labor-saving benefits. It will be made accessible in several countries. The company will establish a supply chain and develop affordable payment options.
Within the next six years, ennos plans to scale up the production and marketing capacity to around 1,000 sunlight pump units per month. The vision of ennos is to supply a high quality product and make it accessible and affordable for smallholder farmers. Beyond that, ennos wants to offer extensive support and after sales services to the customers to guarantee a productive use of the technology for many years.
Honduras/Nicaragua & Uganda/Kenya
The business is on track. In the meantime, ennos signed a manufacturing and licensing agreement with Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (www.jains.com). Production is expected to reach full speed (capacity: 50 pumps/day) by end April 2017. Jain will serve the Indian market directly. ennos has introduced the pump to Honduras/Nicaragua and Uganda/Kenya.
In the months to come, the main task will be to identify more distribution partners as well as build a network of committed retailers and service providers. The company has also changed its status to a SA and has launched a new website (www.ennos.ch).
Read more in this article published in March 2017 in the magazine Spirit biel/bienne.
The Swiss-based company ennos ag was founded in 2006 as a spin-off of Berne University of Applied Sciences in Biel/Bienne. The purpose of ennos is to further develop the sunlight pump and new innovations in the same product family, to produce those renewable technologies and make them accessible to BoP clients in developing countries through the establishment of a last mile distribution network.