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Solar Plant Turns Ocean Water Into Drinking Water for 35,000 People a Day in Kenya

The World Health Organization estimates that roughly 2.2 billion people across the globe still struggle every day to access fresh drinking water—especially in the parched nations of sub-Saharan Africa. At face value, the situation seems ironic—especially considering the fact that over two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. However, the vast majority of it—over 96 percent—is salt water, which is hardly drinkable. But now, the GivePower Foundation has developed what could be a solution to this developing problem. Since August 2018, the NGO has been operating a solar-powered desalination plant in Kenya. The Solar Water Farm is located on Kenya’s east coast along the Indian Ocean in the small fishing community of Kiunga and brings clean, drinkable water to roughly 35,000 people every day, Interesting Engineering reports. Read more....

 

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