“Greenpeace Innovation Challenge Winner. The only solar pump that fulfilled all the design criteria and won 5 awards in this worldwide contest. Suntrolley is a 1 hp portable solar water pumping system which can replace diesel irrigation pumps for small farmers. It can lift well water 50 meters.”
“It has been an amazing process working with the team of engineers from Ball Aerospace, who have volunteered their time to successfully lower the cost of photovoltaic solar pumping by 80%. We will start the pilot tests at 10 locations in Gujarat, India with our partner Rajesh Shah and his organization, SAVE.
It will take nine months to fully evaluate the pilot test and incorporate what we’ve learned from our participating farmers into our business plan. We plan to raise approximately 1.5 million dollars for the commercial phase rollout, starting a year from now. I think these developments will not only transform solar pumping, but also provide electricity to off-grid rural villages.”
Low Cost Solar Pumping System (less than $1,000 do-it-yourself system made with standard components that will irrigate ½ hectare for one year)
Solar Water Pump Installations in Rajisthan, India (explains how the government is helping install tens of thousands of these systems)