News 2012

Solar Water Pump to supply water for health post in southern Laos

In Nov 2011, Sunlabob installed a Solar Water Pump System for a district health post in M.Samakisai, Attapeu province. The water pump is extremely versatile, being able to pump water from as deep as 50 metres into the borehole, and being able to pump 3000 litres of water per day.

The purpose of the project, funded by The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is to provide a constant supply of water to the health post, where it is used mainly for cleaning health equipment.

In Laos, Sunlabob’s solar water pumps have proven to be very popular for a number of different applications, such as for homesteads, livestock watering, and crop irrigation. In Luang Prabang, the pumps have been installed in the Northern Agriculture and Forestry College (NAFC) to provide water for drinking, domestic use, irrigation and farming. The pumps have also been installed in a village in the south of Laos to provide a primary school with clean water. In Savannakhet province, as part of a community development project developed by MMG Sepon, Sunlabob installed water supply systems, including solar water pumps, with the objective of providing comfortable access and improved water sources to villagers.

Many benefits arise from using solar water pumps including ease of operation and running cost savings. By harnessing energy from the sun and using the correct pump for the desired application, one can save a significant amount of time and money.