For the past few years solar water pumps have been gaining momentum as the answer for rural villagers' pumping needs. If you're a regular reader of articles at HydrateLife you'll know that I am a huge fan of technologies that are sustainable, simple, and appropriate for the location and users. As solar is seemingly at the opposite spectrum of these simple technologies, I was interested in looking at their feasibility in rural areas of developing countries. Would someone be better off with a simple pumping technology such as a treadle or rope pump, or with a solar pump? What I found was surprising, and opened my eyes to the possibilities of solar pumping.
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