Kenya Installs The First Solar Plant To Turn Ocean Water Into Drinking Water As A Potential Solution To The Global Water Crisis


Approximately 2.2 billion people all over the world do not have drinking water in their houses. It is a huge problem, even though the Earth covered with 71% water. People are constantly struggling to find access to clean drinkable water before it is too late. But there is faith in humanity. In a small town in Kenya, people are turning seawater into drinking water. And this may be the right solution for the families with no clean water.

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GivePower, a non-governmental organization built this solar water treatment plant. The residents of Kiunga, a small town in Kenya, are pleased to have this water plant as their source of clean water. They are highly recommending the technology to the other countries of Earth. If it is used responsibly, it may become a potential solution to the global water crisis.

UNICEF and the World Health Organization published a report, and according to them, one in three people around the world does not have clean water. Many countries in Africa are dealing with this problem on a daily basis. Because of the harsh condition there, the area of sub-Saharan Africa was preferred to install the first solar plant system. This system is built to transform clean water from the Indian Ocean, and it operates since 2018.

The project functions in Kiunga, a fishing town in Kenya.Β  GivePower is hoping to replicate this project in other countries including Colombia and Haiti.

The making of clean water from saltwater is an expensive process, as the desalination plant consumes huge amounts of water. That’s why it should operate in places that have plenty of facilities to produce enough energy. But, NGO found a solution to this problem by inventing a technology called “solar water farms”. They used solar panels that are capable of producing 50 kilowatts of energy, high-performance Tesla batteries to store the energy, and 2 water pumps that work all day, every day.

Posted by GivePower on Thursday, April 4, 2019

It can give fresh water to 35,000 people every day. According to GivePower, the water that is processed can be of high quality. And the most important part, the extraction of salt does not affect the environment.

After the rainy season ends, the 35,000 people of Kiunga are struggling to find clean water and are forced to pick up water from miles away. The only available source of water from the residents of this town is a well that connects to the same channel animals are bathing in, according to Brightside. People could easily get diseases from this water, as it is full of parasites and bacteria.

Half of the planet’s population by the year 2025 will face water deficiency. A new strategy is found that reuses wastewater to recover energy. With the effect of global warming, 2.5 percent of clean water will decline over time.

Posted by GivePower on Monday, September 10, 2018

The NGO is taking a chance to install solar panels in more than 2,500 emergency services, businesses, and schools in 17 countries. They are even raising money to help build additional “solar water farms” in order to increase the economy of areas struggling with drought and to improve the peoples’ health in these countries.


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