Bahir Al Kamal

Solar systems for smallholder farmers on a needs basis

Employee Gender Breakdown


Innovation Type


Company Stage

Stage 2: 101-1000 end-users

Financing Goals

Seeking combination of debt and equity

Seeking investment?

Yes, $500,000

Country of Incorporation


Country(ies) of Implementation


Contact Name

Omar Ibrahim Maqsood

Contact Email

Product Segment

Energy - Farm Input

Website Address


Smallholder farmers in the northern region of Iraq suffer under an unstable power supply. The national line faces frequent shortages and power outages, so most farmers are forced to switch back and forth between the national line and diesel generators to provide a stable power source for irrigation. This increases the monthly expenses that they have to put towards electricity supply, and also has a negative environmental impact due to the pollution caused by the generators.


Bahir Al Kamal conducts field studies on farmers’ croplands to evaluate the required amount of energy for the field. In addition, Bahir al Kamal installs solar energy systems and provides free maintenance services for one year following the installation. With their innovation, the company helps to reduce costs for farmers on electricity bills, generator fuels and maintenance with an environmentally friendly energy system.