Kenya Installs World’s 1st Solar Plant to Turn Ocean Water for Drinking Purpose
There is a new explanation to the water crisis that the world is facing. With many in the process to solve the aftermath of scarce water resources, there is Kenya in the run too. It has installed it’s first solar plant to turn ocean water into drinking water. This new venture in this direction is to improve the water availability in and is a potential solution to the global water crisis.
Earth, infamously called the ‘Blue Planet’ has about 71% of water and has about 2.2 billion people who still do not have clean drinking water within their reach. This is a shameful revelation that is a matter of concern for many from the past decade or two. The global warming is consequently affecting the freshwater reserves; the glaciers and now there is an urgent need to fix this situation. Kenya surfaces with a solution of turning seawater of the oceans to drinking water. This is a sad step, as this shows the last few options, we the habitants of the “blue planet” are left with.
A small town of Kenya, located near the border of Somalia is where this solar plant is based in. Such a genius solar water treatment plant was advanced and established by GivePower. A pilot test conducted has already positively impacted the lives of the people residing in Kiunga, town of Kenya. With the success they gained in this attempt, they further seek to acquaint the world with this innovative and effective technological solution.
This project by GivePower runs prosperous in the small fishing town of Kiunga and is thriving everyday to make a change in the state of affairs. The non profit organization, that GivePower is, needs to be applauded for its massive success in this direction and is looking to expand into countries like Haiti and Columbia with a similar plant.
How the system works is simply a step further in innovation. It made use of a technology called ‘solar water farms’, which has the power to produce 50 kilowatts of energy, high performance Tesla batteries to store it. Alongside, two water pumps operate in this project 24 hours a day.
According to statistics, this system is powerful enough to generate drinking water for around 35,000 per day. GivePower claims to be a provider of better quality drinking water other than the high-tech and expensive desalination plants. Moreover, the former has no negative environmental influences on the environment either.
To further magnify the grasp of this solar water plant, the NGO has begun it’s exercise and expedition where it has begun to install solar panels in about 2,500 schools, businesses, and emergency services in 17 countries. In spite of this, it has been successful in raising funds for the erection if more “solar water farms”, as a means to improve the overall health of both the people and economy drained of its natural wealth.
It aims to amp up the figures of global water consumption. In return, conveying a message for careful future use of water as a resource.
The figures are staggering as they are exposed by the UNICEF and World Health Organization, which concludes that every third person in the world doesn’t have drinking water within accessible reach. This report was published less than two months ago. Moving to sub-Saharan Africa, the conditions drastically become unbearably worse. On these very grounds, this area became the place where the first solar plant system was erected in 2018. It worked to pump out clean drinking water that it sourced from the Indian Ocean.