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Khethworks

Khethworks provides micro solar pumps for small and marginal farmers. The solar pump system is efficient, portable and open-well submersible. Co-founders, Katie and Victor, started Khetworks during their graduate programme at MIT. The enterprise is a spin-out of TATA MIT centre.

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Impact

86%

of farmers in India are small and marginal

200 litres

annual fuel savings (per machine)

Upto 40%

reduction in farmer’s production cost

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Product Information

Solar Pump System

The solar pump system is a hyper-efficient, portable, open-well submersible pump system. It is small enough to carry with a flow rate big enough to satisfy marginal farmers’ preferences at a bankable price point that does not depend on a subsidy.

  • Motor: Highly efficient 0.3 HP BLDC motor for high efficiency, low maintenance
  • Panel: 320 watts (2x 160-watt panels)
  • Weight: 4-kilogram pump and highly portable
  • Capacity: 1 litre per second at 10 metres (15-metre shut-off)
  • Operation: Automatic switch on/off
  • Coverage: 1-acre for a variety of crops
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Devidayal refrigerator (DDSF-100) was a finalist in the 2019 Global LEAP Awards for Outstanding Off-Grid Refrigerators and won the Consumer Affordability Prize. CLASP conducted independent testing and evaluation on the performance and quality of Devidayal Pedestal Fan (SR-DC-BL01) in 2019 and found that it was approximately 50% more efficient than the market average. As global average temperatures continue to rise, we know that affordable and efficient cooling solutions like Devidayal fans and refrigerators will play a critical part in delivering modern energy services to off-grid and weak-grid communities.

Elisa Lai
CLASP

Devidayal Solar Solutions Pvt Ltd, is one of the most promising startups in the clean energy and the off‐grid space in India. They have always been driven by the policy of “quality first” and the proof of the efforts came when the Devidayal solar refrigerator got approved for meeting quality benchmark by CLASP and being a finalist for Global LEAP. The organisation is on a path to greater successes through continuous innovations on product and business strategy, and will, sure enough, make a mark in the sector.

Praviin Kumaar
GOGLA

Installation of solar refrigerators on trucks has helped us to maintain the freshness of fruits like litchis, mushroom, apple, peach, plum, cherry, and oranges while transportation. This empowers us to negotiate better prices.

Farmlink Agro Products
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Impact

  • Access to sustainable, year-round irrigation unlocks income generation for smallholder farmers
  • Benefits marginalised communities with low irrigation cover
  • Gender-inclusive product design and initiatives enable women and collectives to mobilize and operate the portable pump system with single-button, automatic operation.