Webinar Series: Capacity Building and Learning on Solar Powered Water Systems
Solar Powered Water Systems (SPWS) in Humanitarian Context – Making Sense of SPWS Expansion - This webinar, second in the four-part series, will discuss the different parameters for solarization of existing water schemes in the humanitarian context. Water Mission International will introduce retrofitting existing water schemes into solar. Rocky Mountain Institute will discuss notions on overpumping and how to limit it. IOM UN Migration will then discuss the economic considerations for solar pumping schemes (eg. payback periods and cost savings). Read more...
Thursday, 28 Jan at 2:00 pm CET (Registration link)
1. PUE will strengthen the sustainability of community-based MHPs by expanding the revenue potential (increased electricity sales) and improving overall MHP cost effectiveness (optimisation of capacity factor)
2. PUE appliances will improve production and income and reduce work load and overall expenditure of rural businesses
3. Numerous small-scale, off-the-shelf appliances spread across several businesses are more cost effective and less technically vulnerable than single specialised/customised large appliance.
The project was implemented from August to December 2012 by two different non-governmental organisations (NGO), ProWater and Operation Wallacea Trust (OWT), in Sumatra and Sulawesi respectively.