SunCulture Kenya

Solar Irrigation Kit Distribution

This project aimed to provide direct access of over 450 small holder farmers to SunCulture’s systems through system sales to farmers. The project was designed to bridge the company’s funding needs to take it to commercial bankability in 2016 by meeting early stage growth funding needs. SunCulture provides 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.



Outcome and Impact:

This project achieved emission reductions of 1597.38 tCO2eq annually. The company reached 576 households during the project. It created 1257 permanent and 1676 temporary jobs. Finally, it provided47,100 Watts newly installed electricity generation and 119,006 MWh energy generated from renewable energy systems.


Regional (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia)

Total Project Budget

EUR 2 102 983

EEP Africa Financing

EUR 700 000


Solar PV


Scale Up

Project Period

2015 - 2017