S is for Solar Power in Sinai

These solar panels provide the power needed for the pump to bring fresh water from deep underground to the surface. The water then travels through meters and meters of black hose pipe to communities in the area, providing irrigation for gardens and water for general use. This is only one of several solar-powered wells located in Wadi Gharba, South Sinai (in St. Katherine´s Protectorate). The solar water pumps were provided to the local Bedouin communities by an international aid project sponsored by the European Union. If only these were easier to acquire – I´d outfit all of Dahab with solar water pumps! 🙂