Solar PV pest control for farmers

Solar PV pest control for farmers


Final Products Solar PV pest control system
Required Inputs Electric components and equipment
Competing Products

Low competition
Various chemical pest control alternatives

Potential for Export High


Complexity – Type of Process

Simple – mechanical process

Technology Solar PV panels and ultraviolet lamps
Equipment and Material Electrical tools, solar PV panels, electric inverters and ultraviolet lamps
Human Resources Manual labor, skilled technicians and electrical engineers

Business Linkage

Forward Linkage Farmers
Local/Regional/Nationwide Export & local markets
Backward Linkage Electric equipment suppliers
Supporting Entities Equipment suppliers, testing facilities and marketing services companies
Competitive Edge
Replacement for cost-volatile chemicals, could open new markets (e.g., organic and/or exports)

Economic Features

Revenue Stream Sales and maintenance of systems

Note: This CAPEX represents the indicative investment size, however, this investment opportunity can grow in implementation to a larger-sized investment.
Investment Size Micro (less than 500K EGP)


Key Challenge Convincing clients with a relatively new product, the high initial cost of the system for end-user, lack of end-user financing, marketing, and sales services, access to high-quality suppliers, absence of policies to encourage manufacturing
Advantages Payback is constantly decreasing due to the increase of diesel prices
Potential Pathways to Growth Delivery of full pest control solutions tailored for different types of crops (could also include Internet of Things (IoT) applications for pest control)

General Impact

Environmental Reduces CO2 emissions, substitute for chemical pesticides
Social Cheaper and more effective pest control, creates job opportunities

Impact on Sub-market(s), Cluster(s) and Value Chain(s)

Relevant sub-market Renewable energy solutions
Lies within the following
value chain/cluster(s)
Serving the following value chain/cluster(s)
Medical/aromatic plants and herbs, fruits and vegetables
Impact Enhances the quality of farm production
* Source of the information: The above figures were updated by Chemonics Egypt for UNIDO in 2023


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