Solar-powered pumping systems have been used long enough that a preliminary assessment can be conducted related to the efficiency and cost compared to other alternative-powered pumping systems (Pelt, 2002). Solar energy has a variety of applications, i.e. water heating, air heating, pumping, distillation, drying, and cooking among so many others. Solar-powered systems are often considered for use in developing countries compared to developed countries because of their durability and long-term cost-economic benefits. 


In groups of 10, the WRDC conducts both theoretical and practical training in Solar water pumping to integrate the physical components of the solar pumping scheme. The students are assigned the different components of the solar pump system to conduct research, study, and understand the concepts and are then required to present to panelists and fellow students. 
During the presentation, the panelists and fellow students provide guidance and ask questions to further improve the presentation skills of the students. The students are then required to submit their reports for review and improvements are then forwarded to improve their academic writing skills. 

Application of Solar pumping
Application of Solar pumping


The training covers the process of designing and setting up a solar water pumping system, and factors to consider before selecting a solar pump as the appropriate alternative power source. 

Objectives of this training 

  • How to operate different electrical measurement devices and their applications 
  • Attain knowledge and skills in water supply
  • Improve awareness of the benefits of solar energy 
  • Improve presentation skills and academic writing.