Commercialisation to Bankability of the SunCulture Solar Irrigation Kit Distribution Business Model
SunCulture represents innovation through internally designed solar photo voltaic irrigation systems for plots up to several acres in size, combined with agricultural extension services that make it cheaper and easier for small holder farmers in Kenya to grow high‐value horticulture. The company’s drip irrigation systems consistently and reliably deliver water and other inputs directly to crop roots, resulting in dramatic yield gains and water savings over current standard practices thereby improving smallholder farmer incomes.
This project will result in direct access of over 450 small holder farmers to SunCulture’s systems through system sales to farmers. The project is designed to bridge the company’s funding needs to take it to commercial bankability in 2016 by meeting early stage growth funding needs.
Project code: REG8043
Project Type: Scale up
Sector: Solar PV
Location of Implementation: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Duration (months): 19
Organization: SunCulture Kenya Limited
Type of Organization: Private company
Project Office: Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Kenya
Country of lead applicant: Kenya