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Pump&Drink

Connected solar solution for sustainable drinking water supply for rural communities

January 2021
Gallery Pump&Drink 1
Gallery Pump&Drink 1
01.

Identification

The solution aims at providing safe drinking water to rural communities of 200 to 2000 people in emerging countries. Its design makes it durable, sustainable and require little maintenance.. Thanks to 8 solar panels, the water is pumped from boreholes or wells and flows through a treatment line that eliminates the particles in the water and add a specific amount of chlorine to make the water potable. After this step, the water quality respects the WHO's bacteriological recommendations for drinking water. Then, a 8 m3; water tank at height allows water distribution in the absence of sunlight. A remote data management system sends water and energy production data to the cloud and gives information on the maintenance needs so that local technicians can respond immediately if needed.

Label Date January 2021
From Belgium
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • 1 P&D system provides water to up to 2000 people
  • 200 hours per day saved for women and children per community
  • 20+ years lifetime
  • No GHGs and particles emissions during operation (100% reduction of GHGs emissions compared to diesel or gasoline pumps, wood and coal burning for water boiling)
  • No battery needed for the distribution
  • Increase in local agricultural production
03.

The Financial benefits

  • The life-cycle cost of a PV system is about 36% less expensive than a diesel pumping system
  • Every 1$ invested in water and sanitation provides an economic return of 3 to 34$
  • Fighting rural exodus by better life in the rural sector
04.

Activity Region

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Africa

Ivory Coast,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Sotrad Water

Drinking water for all! A set of innovative water pumping, treatment and storage technologies

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Headquarters 1400 Nivelles, Belgium
06.

Networking Partner

International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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