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[liberationtech] [TIER] Solarizing water pumps in Puerto Rico

Ermanno Pietrosemoli ermanno at
Mon Oct 9 02:57:57 PDT 2017

The easiest way is to use a DC powered pump fed by a photovoltaic panel
through a voltage regulator.
I is a commercial solution widely used.
But the pump most be tailored to the depth of the well.


On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 11:35 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at>

> Hi All,
> A quick question: A Facebook friend Danay Paravisini (cc'ed) wants to know
> whether it is possible to solarize water pumps in Puerto Rico?
> Most survivors of hurricane Maria are now drinking and using non-potable
> water because there is no electricity to pump potable water.
> Could electric pumps be turned into solar pumps?
> Thanks,
> Yosem
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Ermanno Pietrosemoli
Fundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes (EsLaRed)
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