1. Non-governmental organization ‘givepower’ has built its first solar water farm in Kenya, turning the region’s saltwater into clean and sustainable drinking water.
2. The farm is located in kiunga, Kenya, a small fishing community of about 3500 people located just a few miles south of the Somalian border.
3. Powered by solar energy, the desalination systems are housed in 20-foot shipping containers. They are capable of producing 50 kilowatts of energy and power two water pumps.
4. With this, they transform 75,000 litres of brackish and/or seawater into clean, drinkable water every day at the cost of just $20 per person.
5. givepower have deployed more than 2,650 solar-powered energy systems to schools, medical clinics and villages in 17 developing countries. Now it is focusing its efforts on clean water.