Aiding Haiti, one SunSpring at a time..

June 28, 2010 at 1:12 am Leave a comment

Recently in Fast Company there were a series of articles about companies that are developing technologies that make relief efforts more effective in places like Haiti and Chile affected by earthquakes. One of the examples is Innovative Water Technologies who produce portable, solar-powered water-purifying systems called SunSpring. As shipping bottled water is not a sustainable option nor environmentally-friendly, they created the SunSpring unit which produces more than 5,000 gallons of microbiologically safe water per day. It constantly stores energy so it will run at night or on a cloudy day. One unit costs $25,000, but it lasts for ten years; and if you sell the water at just four cents a gallon – 20% of what water is going for right now in Haiti – the payback period would be four months. At the same time, they suggest creating a local micro-finance model where NGOs can help support hospitals, community centers, or schools. Therefore, a SunSpring can be sustainable within itself.

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