2 results for author: Tom Decker


Solar Water Pump Market Sizing with Apollo Agriculture

With the help of our portfolio company, Apollo Agriculture, we recently developed research methods to study the market potential for solar pumps among smallholder farmers in developing countries. The objective of this study was to provide both visual and quantitative representations of the potential for solar pump sales among Apollo Agriculture’s customer base.The methods we established can be applied to identify high potential solar irrigation markets around the world. Irrigation of arable land has the potential to boost crop yield and enable cultivation of the same plot more than once a year. Irrigation provides farmers with a way to grow ...

Factor[e] Field Trip: Hands-On Look at Pump Applications

Getting our hands dirty is fundamental to work at Factor[e]. We find immense benefit in, not only understanding the technical side of innovation but also in being truly informed on an area of interest in a way that would not be possible without a little elbow grease. Recently, the Factor[e] Team took a field trip from our home office in Fort Collins to Denver, Colorado to inform our work around solar pumping for irrigation in the ag sector, rapid iteration and prototyping, and fecal sludge management using vacuum trucks. Each of these areas of study help to educate Factor[e]’s investments and potential future investments and collaborations ...