Pumpmakers DIY Solar Pump

Dietmar Stuck

The Pumpmakers DIY Solar Pump is an open-source above-ground pump powered by solar panels.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Pumpmakers DIY Solar Pump is designed to be manufactured on-site using locally available materials following the open-source construction manual. It uses a submersible pump piston that connects to a surface crankshaft that lifts the water to the tower, which also supports four solar panels to power the pump.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Africa, North and Central America, Small Island States, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

PM Pumpmakers GmbH headquartered in Austria, Alpha Group (AG) in Sudan & Ethiopia, Ileys Solar Energy in Somalia, Muqa Solar Company SHPK in Albania & Kosovo, SB TESMA SA in Greece, LNW Ltd. in Tanzania, and many other entrepreneurs, organizations, drilling companies, and NGOs.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

9,000-12,000 USD to order the full solar pump system, and it can cost up to 60% less if most parts are procured locally

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Water entrepreneurs, water utilities, village water management committees, large-scale farmers

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