GivePower, a non-profit organisation providing solar energy and clean, affordable water, has deployed a seawater desalination system at Likoni in Mombassa County in eastern Kenya.
Powered entirely by solar energy and battery storage, GivePower’s desalination systems are housed in 20-foot shipping containers and capable of transforming 70,000 litres of brackish and/or seawater into clean drinking water every day.
Unlike most ground well systems, these solar water ‘farms’ produce a higher quality of water over a longer period of time with virtually no negative environmental impact, states the organisation.
The water desalination system is powered by a small solar photovoltaic power plant installed on the container. The micro off-grid plant has a battery-based electricity storage system to enable the installation to provide drinking water after sunset or in bad weather.
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