The NSP Solar pump system is a solar-powered water system designed to retrieve water out of wells without the need for hand pumps or system maintenance.
The pump has no operating costs and can pump water out of a well at a depth of 100m/300ft. The pump itself requires no maintenance and is completely salt water resistant. The system can retrieve up to 20,000 liters per-day, providing water for up to 1000 people. In more rural areas, an optional hand pump can also be used. Since the system can retrieve water easily out of a well, it can also be used as an irrigation tool.
The NSP Solar pump can be assembled using open source technical guides, and it can be built anywhere by integrating solar panels with local materials. Complete do-it-yourself guides are offered on the solution provider's website.
Nearly 800 million people in the world do not have safe access to clean, sanitized drinking water. In many developing countries, 90% of all pumping systems to deliver water are hand pumps that require high maintenance. Without proper maintenance, neglected hand pumps are subject to corrosion and wear.
While the pumping system was designed and developed in Austria, production is gradually shifting towards demand in developing market countries.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Mozambique
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote
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