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  • From Farm to Fork in Malaga, Spain
    Spowdi has a demofarm in Malaga, Spain where we get visitors; companies, farmers, organisations etc, wanting to see our Spowdi Mobile Pro system in action generating crops using drip irrigation together with our energy-efficient water distribution pump that runs entirely on solar-power. The harvest in our demo farm is now generating tomatoes, cucumber, padrons, squash, watermelons and a lot more. One challenge in a lot of areas in Spain for farmers is access to water and minimize the use of …
  • Spowdi one of the game-changing companies for a sustainable future
    Spowdi is very proud to be presented as one of the game changing companies for a sustainable future in the report “Sustainability Game Changers – Nordic Top 50”. The research and presentation is made by Megadeals Advisory in cooperation with the organisation We Don’t Have Time where they want to recognize companies that not only have a great innovation or solution that has a significant impact on lowering CO2 emissions but also have put in place measures to scale and …
  • Spowdi takes the next step in Kerala, India
    Two years ago, Spowdi AB began working with the Indian agricultural cooperative Raidco Kerala to test Spowdi Mobile Pro in the fields of Kerala state.– The results are very positive, and we are now preparing for the next step. Installing a robust and sustainable system that allows smart water distribution requires a limited investment by the individual. But it is a big step for the world’s 500 million small-scale farmers, says Spowdi’s CSO Anders Andersson. By distributing water via the …
  • Lars Thunell – new chairman of Spowdi AB
    Spowdi AB has developed and patented the world’s most energy-efficient solar-powered water distribution system for the hundreds of millions of small food producers around the world. I have followed Spowdi and been an advisor to the company for a long time. The potential is great and Spowdi’s product will be able to do great good, not least for all small-hold farmers who today have no equipment for irrigation or use expensive diesel pump systems. Now when the company has raised …
  • For the love of bees
    “We are an organic farm and insects are our friends. One could say that we use bees instead of fertilizers,” says Maria, the gardener at Ulriksdals värdshus, in the Stockholm region. Insects are amazing! They might annoy you during meals outside in the summer, but they play an important role in agriculture, ecosystem services, and biodiversity on our planet. They provide us with at least 75% of the food we consume. Without them, life would not be the same, and …
  • Get your hands dirty!
    You can’t be a perfectionist if you do what I do, you would go crazy. So sorry for all the weed, I’ll deal with that on Monday, that’s my weed day. Ellisiv, Organic farmer north of Stockholm, Sweden Ellisiv and her family started an organic vegetable farm here in Alunda, an hour and a half north of Stockholm seven years ago. Then it was just for being self-sufficient of food. Today the farm produces not only food for her family, …
  • Kitchen- garden at Ulriksdals Värdshus, Stockholm, Sweden
    In the Royal gardens of Ulriksdal in Stockholm, we are fortunate to work with Swedish Brasseries, who own a number of high-profile restaurants in the Stockholm region. One of them being Ulriksdals värdshus where we together with Gardener Maria, are to improve their irrigation system. – Meet the gardener Maria and restaurant manager Fanny Farm to fork with solar-powered drip irrigation In order to increase food production, reduce time spent on irrigation without effecting the environment Spowdi and Swedish Brasseries …
  • Solar Panel
    The Spowdi solar panel is optimized for the system: being as small and robust as possible and thereby safe and easy to transport. You connect the solar- panel to the back of the PMB.
  • Pump unit
    The pneumatic pump pressurizes water together with the pressurized air, one stroke at the time and about 160 times per minute. It has a durable design and is made to work long hours and in tough environments.
  • Power Management Box (PMB)
    The PMB is the heart of the system. Power is delivered from the solar panel to the box where pressurized air is produced and delivered to the pump unit. All you need to do when the system is connected is press start.
  • Organic farming in Alunda, Uppsala, Sweden
    Tuna Grönsaker, or “Tuna Greens” in English, is an organic vegetable farm north of Uppsala in Sweden. The farm is run by Elisiv Lindroth, a well-known local grower and expert in organic farming. It all started as a project for the family to live more sustainable with vegetable production in focus. Water was harvested from the farm’s roofs and stored in a dam next to the field and irrigation was initially don by hand. Spowdi got in contact with Elisive …
  • Meet Pepe – A small hold farmer in Spain
    Finca Pepe is located outside Fuengirola in the hills of Los Pacos. The farm has been run by Pepe and his brother as a hobby since they both retired a couple of years ago. Water is scarce and electricity is expensive in this area. Perfect prerequisites for micro-irrigation in combination with a solar-powered water distribution system. Pepe chose to install Spowdi Mobile Pro last year and the system has been running since at no cost for electricity and substantially reduced …
  • It all started with a crayfish dilemma in Sweden.
    15 years ago Henrik Johansson, founder and CEO of Spowdi, faced a challenge in the forests north of Uppsala, Sweden. It would be the beginning of a most unlikely innovation process. To be able to farm crayfish he needed to pump water between two ponds with no electricity for miles. Henrik called on a relative to help solve the problem.– We didn’t really want to build a pump, we just wanted to eat crayfish, says Henrik. There was a problem that had to be solved before they got to enjoy their crawfish party. They got …
  • R&D Facility, Bangalore, India
    Welcome to Spowdi Smart Farming in action in a controlled environment. The operation is run by us and our partner Jain Irrigation and the purpose of Spowdi Smart Farming is to test and build best practice irrigation solutions for various crops when irrigated with the Spowdi mobile pro system and Jain irrigations equipment. Welcome to our first R&D facility We invite farmers, universities, and industry players to create best practice solutions for higher yields and lower energy and water consumption …

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