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    Transforming Solar Pumping to Eliminate Rural Poverty
Paul Polak
What if we could harness the limitless power of the sun to carry water to the crops of millions of small poor farmers around the world?
The billion rural poor people in the world today want out of poverty, but to do that they need to grow more cash crops to increase their income. The only way to grow more cash crops is to pump water.

SunWater - the ProjectThe SunWater project aims to achieve breakthrough affordability for photovoltaic pumping and irrigation, enabling small farmers all over the world to move out of poverty. Farmers using these pumps will also provide jobs for their neighbors to plant, weed, harvest and market the crops they grow.
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    Transforming Solar Pumping to Eliminate Rural Poverty

    Paul Polak

    What if we could harness the limitless power of the sun to carry water to the crops of millions of small poor farmers around the world?

    The billion rural poor people in the world today want out of poverty, but to do that they need to grow more cash crops to increase their income. The only way to grow more cash crops is to pump water.


    SunWater - the Project
    The SunWater project aims to achieve breakthrough affordability for photovoltaic pumping and irrigation, enabling small farmers all over the world to move out of poverty. Farmers using these pumps will also provide jobs for their neighbors to plant, weed, harvest and market the crops they grow.

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    F:Design observer

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