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Smart solar-powered water desalination system connected in Kenya

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.

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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.

Source: EsiAfrica via CrudeMix Africa

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