200 Desalination Units to Convert Seawater into Potable Water for 400,000 Kenyans
Converting seawater into safe potable water at a large scale takes a massive amount of energy, making it a costly and polluting practice
With a limited drinking water availability on the planet, it has become absolutely necessary to come up with ways to create more supply of fresh water. In order to achieve that goal, a company will install 200 desalination units in Kenya to convert seawater into fresh water.
Finnish water technology company, Solar Water Solutions (SWS) has come a little close to being able to offer the world essentially unlimited fresh water supply through a zero-emissions, zero-running cost and eco-friendly desalination technology.
In a collaboration with the Dutch group Climate Fund Managers, the company will install up to 200 desalination units in Kitui County, Kenya. This project will be providing clean water made of brackish water for nearly 400,000 rural Kenyans by 2023.
This new solar-powered desalination system functions without connecting to a grid, without ever needing any batteries or chemicals. It has zero battery investments, zero running costs, zero emissions and zero carbon footprint.
The developing team said that their containerized SolarRO reverse osmosis system is the world’s first desalination system to be completely powered by solar energy.
It is a fully automatic standalone system that is installed in a 20 feet container and will convert from 3500 L/h up to 7000 L/h from seawater. It has a production capacity of up to 10,000 liters per hour from brackish water.
Antti Pohjola, CEO of SWS, said;
Through this partnership with CFM and locally with Kitui County and Epicenter Africa, we can together revolutionize access to safe, affordable water in rural Kenya. This project marks a breakthrough in solar-powered water infrastructure. It wouldn’t have happened without the four key elements: A sustainable technology that brings down the cost of clean water, access to finance with a leading institutional investor, local partners, and a market-based business model.
These installations will be an ideal solution for water production in remote islands and rural areas where the supply of fresh and clean water has always been an issue.
Via: Good News Network