May 12, 207 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Jinasena (Pvt) Limited, a water management systems and solutions provider, launched a new solar irrigation system that pumps 10 hours per day with 4-5 hours at peak operational efficiency.
“The new system will double the operational time of a pump. It can be utilised for any type of plantation and has been engineered in a way that provides a higher performance level,” the company said in a statement.
While a normal solar irrigation system in the market generates electricity for a total of 4-5 hours of pumping per day, the Jinasena solution generates sufficient electricity to provide up to 10 hours.
The system can be deployed even in the up-country parts of the island where sunlight can be limited due to varying weather conditions.
The pilot project to irrigate farms and paddy fields in the Kalpitiya area was commissioned by Provincial Minister of Agriculture Sumal Tissera and has received positive feedback, the company said.
Additional pilot projects are to be setup in Trincomalee, Kataragama and Nuwara Eliya for farmers to familiarize themselves with this method of pumping water to their farms.
In addition to agriculture, the system can be utilised for domestic purposes by adding an overhead tank as well as for industrial use in factories and warehouses, the statement added.
The solar irrigation systems are available through its network of 19 Service Centres located at Colombo, Bandarawela, Buttala, Girandurukotte, Beruwala, Ekala, Avissawella, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Kaduruwela, Tambuttegama, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Trincomalee, Ampara, Embilipitiya and Jaffna.