Agrisolar

One Stop Shop for Solar-Powered Irrigation Systems

Employee Gender Breakdown

10%

Innovation Type

Water-Energy-Food

Company Stage

Stage 3: 1001-10,000 end-users

Financing Goals

Seeking debt (commercial or DFI)

Seeking investment?

Yes, $1.7 million

Country of Incorporation

Egypt

Country(ies) of Implementation

Egypt

Contact Name

Mohamed Serag

Contact Email

m.serag@agrisolar-eg.com

Product Segment

Energy - Farm Input, Water - Irrigation

Website Address

http://www.agrisolar-eg.com

Challenge

In Egypt, irrigation canals are frequently located below ground level, necessitating the use of pumps to lift water to the fields. This pumping is dependent on the use of fossil fuels – directly through diesel generators and indirectly through electricity. 

Recently, the agricultural sector is facing an energy crisis, as increasing electricity demand from urban areas results in frequent shortages and blackouts. This results in disrupting farmers’ regular irrigation scheduling, which causes missed crop water requirements and, consequently, declining of crop yields.  

Solution

Agrisolar’s solution is a one stop shop for solar irrigation systems, providing clients with all parts needed to install a fully functional system. The innovator makes the innovation more affordable by assisting farmers with end-user financing and maintaining very strong relations with downstream firms. Agrisolar also relies on the efficient sourcing of components and supplying it to solar firms while manufacturing selected components locally. 

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