Eco-Friendly Solar Water Pump
The goal of this project with industrial partner Pluvio Pump is to build upon the work completed last year in a OCE Connections project in creating a portable water pump for developing countries. This year the project team will look at a more affordable and eco-friendly means of pumping water from the ground using an easy and reliable method. Students will develop a prototype of an eco-friendly solar powered water pump where the pump can be erected without the use of large machinery. The small eco-friendly pump must contain a submersible pump that delivers fresh water to the surface of a well. The pump design needs to be small enough to fit in a 2 inch diameter pipe and only run solely off of solar energy. A working prototype will potentially allow Pluvio Pump to produce these eco-friendly solar water pumps to help provide fresh water to under developed countries.
- Pluvio Pump
- James McIntyre
- Sustainability and the Built Enviroment
- Advanced Prototyping Lab