The NSP Solar Pump System is a maintenance free, solar energy operated water pump system that can be used for drinking water supply as well as irrigation. In developing regions 90% of used pumping systems are hand pumps which require high maintenance. Existing wells can be equipped with the NSP Solar pump trough a Do-it-yourself system and provide water to up to 1000 people daily. Currently the pumping system is still produced in Austria, but it is intended to shift the production close to the demanding markets.
“In the Maasai region I saw people walk over 30 miles a day searching for scarce amounts of water for their families. I saw broken hand pumps because of lack of maintenance. I saw fuel driven water pumps not working because of the lack of money to run them. Existing water wells were outdated and needed to be improved. This brought me to the idea of building a solar-powered water pump that avoids these disadvantages and can be manufactured locally. Water is our most precious resource. Water is life,” says Dietmar Stuck, CEO & Founder of Pumpmakers.
Background Information & Social Impact
Around the world, nearly 800 million people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. The NSP Solar Pump is a solar-powered water well pump that once built, is maintenance free and saltwater resistant, combating many problems that exist in today’s water pumps. The pump is independent from electric power supply with the potential to reach waterways up to 100 meters deep. This can provide up to 20,000 liters and clean water for 1,000 people a day.