Innovation

Innovation: Cheap Solar Irrigation


Innovator: Paul Polak
 Age: 80
 Background: Founder of SunWater. Psychiatrist turned entrepreneur
 
Form and function: Startup SunWater is readying an inexpensive solar-powered water pump and crop irrigation system. The goal is to provide farmers in the developing world with an alternative to costly, polluting diesel pumps and multipanel solar systems.

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Leiber is Small Business editor for Businessweek.com, Entrepreneurs editor for Bloomberg.com, and covers small business for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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