Saving Lives: New Solar Pump Tackles Water Poverty

Humanitarian mission meets innovative technology. A world first: Patented design solves problems of other pumps.

Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria, March 21, 2012 --( Dietmar Stuck, a drilling and pumping expert from Austria is tackling the global crisis of the one billion people who don’t have access to clean water.

Already the winner of several innovation awards, Mr. Stuck's patented invention, the NSP-Solar Pump™, is a powerful, maintenance-free pump that uses solar energy to pump water for free.

Currently, the global charity ‘World Vision’ uses the pump in Africa. “By encouraging charities to use this cost-efficient new technology,” he says, “their money will go further to save more lives. More organisations should use this technology.”

In Africa his first pump installation of 2012 was in the Gaza region of Mozambique. “They had a hand pump installed, but it didn’t even last a month before it broke,” he explains. Unlike the monthly repairs required with other pumps, the NSP-Solar Pump™ will function indefinitely. One has already been running for over two years.

Hand pumps are the most widely implemented by charities, but also the most problematic. “Many of the water pumps charities provide have problems; from the need for constant repairs, wells being too deep, slow pumping speed, intermittent water flow, rust from salt and various other factors. This provides the solution to every one of those challenges.”

For decades, hand-pumps have been a very useful and popular tool. But now there are similar, non high-tech systems that deliver high performance, don’t require humans to power them, and are maintenance-free. These are key factors, essential for their implementation in developing countries, where developmental cooperation, sustainability and durability are top priorities. The NSP-Solar Pump™ meets all of these criteria, and is easy to install where hand-pumps are already in place.

And in some parts of Africa, where water is found 50 metres below the ground, existing pump types provide slow water flow, break down more frequently due to the increased well depth, or simply won’t function at all.

Its impressive feature-list includes a maximum depth of up to 100 metres, solar operation with an emergency hand pump function, salt water resistance and applications in agriculture and drinking water. It can provide 20,000 litres of water per day; enough for over 1,000 people.

The NSP-Solar Pump™ is available worldwide. Find out more at

Dietmar Stuck, NSP-Solar Pump e.U., Austria
Tel: +43 676 30 66 933
Office hours: 9AM-5PM, GMT+1

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