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Solar-powered ‘Fun Pump’ provides clean water

Mono NOV develops a water system using an electric pump powered by a solar panel and a children’s merry-go-round.

Together with 'Water For All', an African non-governmental organisation, Mono NOVs has developed the ‘Fun Pump’. The electricity generated from both the power of the sun and a merry-go-round provides a significant increase in water production over manually operated pumps, claim the pump's developers.

Depending on the depth and yield of the borehole, the Fun Pump's solar panel can produce a minimum of 5,000 litres of water per day. When merry-go-round is in use, production increases by approximately 20%. The system comes with a pump, a 160 Watt solar panel, generator, merry-go-round, storage tank and tap.
"The strength of the Water For All programme combined with our proven technologies and wide distributor network across Africa will allow us to bring clean water to thousands of communities and make lasting changes in the health and well-being of children," said Paul Naylon, Group MD of Mono.
In addition to the Fun Pump, Mono and Water For All have also worked together to develop the Sun Pump, a 480 Watt solar pump that is capable of producing 8,000-30,000 litres of water a day based on the specifications of the borehole. The Sun Pump comes with several pump options, allowing it to work in a variety of settings and depths.

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