Innovation: Africa Captures The Energy From The Sun To Pump Clean Water From The Aquifer.
450 million people in Africa do not have access to clean water.
With our local teams and contractors, we have built over 400 solar water pumping systems across Africa.
It costs $65,000 to bring clean water to an entire village of up to 10,000 people.
We drill a well up to 250 meters (820 ft) in the ground to reach the aquifer.
We build the water tower up to 10 meters (32 ft) tall.
Raise The Water Tank
We raise a 10,000 liter water tank to the top of the structure where groundwater is pumped and housed for distribution.
Install Solar Panels and a Solar Pump
We install solar panels on top of the water tower to capture the energy from the sun in order to power a pump.
Dig Trenches for Piping
We dig trenches in a 4-8km radius around the village and install the pipes to distribute water to the taps. Community members are engaged in the construction alongside our contractors.
With input from the community members, we construct 10-15 water stations throughout the village.
We install our in-house remote monitoring technology at each project. It enables real-time tracking on our mobile devices of the amount of water pumped and provides alerts should a malfunction occur.
Clean Water Flows
Community members turn on the taps and the village receives clean, safe drinking water for the first time. Up to 30,000 liters of clean water is now flowing throughout the village anytime.
Since 2008, Innovation: Africa has transformed over 3 million people's lives with the benefits of Israeli technologies providing clean water to rural African villages for the first time. We believe in the power of solar and water to truly impact future generations. Water is essential for human survival and generates economic development wherever it flows.
Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
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