Kiunga is the first area to have the installation of the first solar power plant to acquire drinking water.
Nearly 2.2 billion people globally have not got the accessibility to safe drinking water facilities. Earth is the planet that covers the living element of all species nearly by 71 per cent. The contradictory note here is that when it comes to humanity’s future – how will we be able to turn the ocean water into drinking water?
The answer has been discovered in a small town near Somalia’s border in Kenya. As per a report published by UNICEF and WHO, one in every people in the world do not have access to drinking water.
The condition in sub-Saharan Africa is even worse. Due to this, the region was selected to develop the first solar plant project for turning saltwater of the Indian Ocean into clean drinking water.
Kiunga is the fishing town area where the project is running successfully. The funding of the project was conducted by non-profit Give power and the organization is already planning for replicating the project in other countries. They include Columbia and Haiti. All kudos to the building success. A traditional desalination plant makes use of a large amount of power, the system is expensive and will be working only in places with adequate infrastructure for producing and distributing a huge amount of water.
These problems have been resolved by the NGO with the use of a technology called “solar water farm. The process includes the installation of solar panels that is capable of producing 50 kilowatts of energy high-performance Tesla batteries to store it, and 2 water pumps operating 24 hours a day. Every day, the network will provide 35,000 citizens with drinking water.
Not only this, according to GivePower, the quality of water is better than that of a conventional desalination plant.
Though it does not have a negative impact on the environment, the process is mainly formulated because salt extraction generates salte contaminants and toxins that tamp to animals and plants. Kiunga is the area that faces extreme drought conditions after the rainy season produced by the monsoon wind. It 3500 residents need to travel for an hour for collecting water. The only supply that they have used at their fingertips came from a well on the same stream where animals used to bathe. Filled with pollutants and parasites, it may lead to diseases like E. Coli, and mortality, too. They had to drink, bathe, and wash their belongings with those dirty and salty water before implementing this technology. “You have children in these villages and they have these bruises on their stomachs or thighs because they have so much salt on their wounds. GiverPower’s President stated that they mainly poisoned themselves and their families through this water