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solar balloon waterpump WIP

richardlennox
richardlennox
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Using the power of the sun and wind to pump water from the ground.

With my approace, i tried to figure what is mostly available in dry countries: The sun.My concept evolves around the idea of a solar balloon, that produces a pulling force, when the sun heatens up the air in the inside. With this force, an underpressure in a closed well is established, which then pumps water to a kind of reservoir from where the water can be distributed in the fields.This is just a first sketch of my idea, I will work on the well and the distribution to the crops in the upcoming weeks.
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