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IF PIGS COULD FLY: Helping Hillside HaitiRural Haiti has many needs.Even water is hard to come by.A solar-powered water pu...
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  1. 1. IF PIGS COULD FLY: Helping Hillside HaitiRural Haiti has many needs.Even water is hard to come by.A solar-powered water pump for acommunity in the mountains of Haiti is anexample of how solar technology offers alow-cost solution to an acute problem, andfrees womens energies for other projects toimprove their lives.Volunteers have devised a means to help therural community of Zoranje obtain water forcooking, drinking and bathing. at present,water is carried in buckets on the heads ofresidents -usually women and children -from springs and rivers, taking as much as60 minutes round-trip. The 2010 earthquakealtered underground water flow, making oldsources unreliable. A simple, reliable solar pump, pipe and storage tank will bring water much closerto the point of use (but not into individual homes )Dr. Randy Mont-Reynaud has been the inspiration behind “If Pigs Could Fly – Helping HillsideHaiti”, established in 2001, with the support of Palo Alto Friends Meeting. It is now a tax-exemptorganization, with an all-volunteer staff of 3 and goals have been to bring new technologies andinfrastructure to this mountain zone, relatively isolated since 1804. The non-profit focuses oncommunities of one region, Zoranje, above the plain of Leogane. The nearest town, Darbonne, is athree hour hike down winding rocky paths; there are no roads up the mountains. Darbonne itself issome 30 miles from the capital of Haiti, Port au Prince. Darbonne was mostly leveled in theearthquake. REQUIREMENTS: • Unattended operation • Simple maintenance • Provide a kit containing all parts not locally available • Assembly with simple tools • Position solar panel above vegetation • Moveable to different water sources • Anchored against high wind • Tilt & lay flat before hurricane • Raise water 230 feet • 2-stage for 460 ft rise • Length of pipe up to 1000 feet • Pump 400 gallons per day • Use excess water for irrigation • Use excess power for charging batteries www.ifpigscouldflyhaiti.org Contact: Trudy Reagan trudymyrrh@earthlink.net tel: 650-856-9593 Eric Sabelman esabelamn@aol.com cell: 650-207-0311
  2. 2. IF PIGS COULD FLY: Helping Hillside HaitiSOLAR WATER PUMPING SYSTEMS FOR HAITIcomponent description quantity gallons per 5 hr day 1.36 gpm 408 galpump ShurFlo submersible 9325-043- 1 $794 101solar panel Sharp Ne-170Uc1 170 Watt 1 $457 Panel - 24 Volt #16 cable (ft) & connectors 50 $60 tripod mount 1 see belowpower control ShurFlo 902-100 1 $140 10A DC breaker 1 $10 weatherproof box 1 $17plumbing pipe, 13/4inch sched 40 PVC, ft 500 $345 couplings, 3/4 inch slip 50 $14 foot valve, PVC 1 included float switch (low water cutout) 1 $37 inlet screen 1 $40 fittings, misc PVC $25SUBTOTAL $1,959storage tank US Plastic #9780 300 gal $309TOTAL $2,268Solar panel tripod fittings $46 steel sheet $50 more fittings $50 footings (demo only) 3 $7 conduit 1 1/2 inch 3 $40 conduit 1 inch 2 $15 conduit 3/4 inch 6 $26subtotal $233 www.ifpigscouldflyhaiti.org Contact: Trudy Reagan trudymyrrh@earthlink.net tel: 650-856-9593 Eric Sabelman esabelamn@aol.com cell: 650-207-0311

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