Kenya's solar panels to tackle the global drinking water crisis

Although 71 percent of the planet Earth is covered by water, which is a vital element for the survival of humans and the entire living world, it is estimated that about 2.2 billion people do not have access to drinking water, or one in three people in the world do not have access to drinking water. There are already many absurdities in the advanced and civilised world, and one of the absurdities and challenges is certainly how to turn seawater into a drink. Perhaps this absurdity is one of the critical challenges of humanity's future, how to turn seawater into drinking water. The answer may be in a small town in Kenya.


One pilot project has already contributed to a better water supply in a small town in Kenya called Kiunga. Specifically, the non-governmental organisation Give Power has set up panels that allow seawater to be purified and filtered, making it convenient and usable for drinking. This test has already contributed to a better supply of water to Kiunga residents and improved general living conditions, and is already working to bring the same technology to use in other parts of the country.


These are solar panels plants that are set up to turn salt water from the Indian Ocean into a drink. A typical desalination plant consumes high amounts of power, and the process is expensive. It can operate only in areas which have enough facilities to produce and distribute that much energy. The non-governmental organisation Give Power solved those problems by using a technology called “solar water farms,” that involve the installation of solar panels that can produce 50 kilowatts of energy, high-performance Tesla batteries to store it, and two water pumps which operate 24 hours per day.


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