Solar water pumps for Thang Khwin, Myanmar
Hahn Air supported the installation of solar powered water pumps in the village Taung Khwin in Myanmar. The 545 inhabitants previously had to pump their water with a diesel-powered pump which was expensive and harmful to the environment.
The new solar pump runs seven hours a day from 9am in the morning to 4pm in the afternoon and can pump over 1,500 gallons of water per hour (about 5,680 litres). The water is distributed by pipeline to the village and covers more than half of their daily need of water which is 18,000 gallons per day (about 70,000 litres). The remaining amount is pumped with electricity.
The solar water system has been running now for 19 months and has already saved 1,710 gallons of diesel (about 6,500 litres) which translates into CO2 emissions of 17 tons. This solar water station is also built with sustainable long-lasting bamboo material that will last more than 30 years.
In addition, Hahn Air planted 1,000 trees within the area.