The first solar plant in Kenya that converts ocean water into free drinking water

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on February 17, 2020

The first solar plant in Kenya that converts ocean water into free drinking water

Yes, a solar plant that is capable of converting salt water into drinking water.

The system, built by The GivePower company, is capable of generating potable water for 35,000 inhabitants without negative effects on the environment, since basically water and a clean and renewable source of energy are used without generating toxic substances or waste.

Most current water purification systems are expensive because they consume a lot of energy. This new technology is called 'Solar water farms' and is based on the use of some solar panels that produce 50 kW of energy, Tesla batteries and water pumping systems that work daily.

Before the new system was installed, the people in Kiunga (Kenya) had to move almost an hour to access the nearest source of drinking water and had no guarantee that the water would be 100% clean. In fact, many of the inhabitants of the town were suffering from health problems due to the consumption of water in poor condition or an excess of salt in the water.

Imagine if this technology was applied, not only in places with drought problems, but in a global way to avoid contamination of current desalination plants and to reduce the price of water consumption.

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