Solar-Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Solar-Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)


A short course training on solar-powered irrigation focuses on equipping participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain irrigation systems powered by solar energy. The course is typically structured to cater to a range of participants, from farmers and agricultural technicians to renewable energy enthusiasts and environmental engineers.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Solar Energy and Irrigation Systems:
    • Basics of solar energy – understanding how solar panels work.
    • Overview of different types of irrigation systems and their compatibility with solar power.
  2. Design and Components of Solar-Powered Irrigation Systems:
    • Detailed analysis of solar panels, pumps, batteries, and controllers.
    • Steps in designing a solar-powered irrigation system tailored to specific agricultural needs and environmental conditions.
  3. Installation and Operation:
    • Practical sessions on installing solar panels and connecting irrigation systems.
    • Hands-on training on the operation of solar-powered systems, including troubleshooting and maintenance.
  4. Economic and Environmental Impact:
    • Cost-benefit analysis of solar-powered vs traditional irrigation systems.
    • Discussion on the environmental benefits, including reduction in carbon footprint and sustainable agriculture practices.
  5. Case Studies and Field Visits:
    • Analyzing real-world examples of successful solar-powered irrigation projects.
    • Field trips to farms or facilities using solar irrigation systems for practical exposure.
  6. Maintenance and Troubleshooting:
    • Training on regular maintenance schedules to ensure longevity and efficiency.
    • Techniques for diagnosing and fixing common issues in solar-powered systems.
  7. Policies, Incentives, and Funding Opportunities:
    • Overview of governmental policies and incentives that support the adoption of solar irrigation.
    • Guidance on accessing grants, loans, and other funding options for solar irrigation projects.

Course Duration and Mode of Delivery

The course duration typically ranges from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the depth of content and practical sessions included. It can be offered in various formats, such as in-person workshops, online modules, or a combination of both. The course often includes interactive sessions, practical demonstrations, and field exercises to provide a hands-on learning experience.

Target Audience

This course is ideal for:

  • Farmers and agricultural workers looking to adopt more sustainable and cost-effective irrigation methods.
  • Renewable energy enthusiasts and professionals wanting to expand their expertise in solar technologies.
  • Environmentalists and students interested in learning about sustainable agriculture practices.
  • Policy makers and non-profit organization members who aim to promote sustainable farming practices in their communities.

Benefits of the Course

Participants will gain:

  • Practical skills in setting up and managing solar-powered irrigation systems.
  • Understanding of the cost savings and environmental benefits of using solar energy for agriculture.
  • Insight into the latest technologies and trends in solar-powered irrigation.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals and experts in the field.

This course promises to be a valuable resource for anyone looking to integrate sustainable and renewable energy solutions into agriculture and irrigation practices.



Training is Scheduled to take place from 25th March, 2024 to 5th April, 2024
Interested applicants should apply
here before  25th March, 2024.  Applicants will be vetted and successful applicants would be contacted.

For enquires, call 0203142853/050 636 6712.




Certificate of Participation will be awarded to Participants upon successful completion of the Training.