A solar-powered system can turn salt water into fresh drinking water for 25,000 people per day – Kenya

People have been trying to turn seawater into drinking water for thousands of years, but the process is not usually energy-efficient or affordable.

At a newly constructed facility in Kenya, however, a nonprofit called GivePower is tackling that challenge using solar power.

The desalination system, which started operating in the coastal area of Kiunga in July 2018, can create 19,800 gallons (75,000 litres) of fresh drinking water each day – enough for 25,000 people.


Solar treatment plants promise cleaner water – Kenya

In recent years, much effort has been devoted to creating and developing innovative technologies in the field of solarised water treatment technologies and the future is promising. In Kenya, solar energy is an abundant and a widely untapped resource whose estimated daily insolation is 4-6KWh/m2.

The use of solar energy in photovoltaic (PV) systems for lighting, water heating and solar water pumping is rapidly gaining popularity due to its availability, reliability, efficiency and quick payback periods.

Solar-powered reverse osmosis plants are among the technologies being fronted as the sustainable solution to water scarcity in not just Kenya but the world over and especially at a time when an estimated 2.1 billion people still lack access to safely managed drinking water services, according to a report by WHO and Unicef; with the largest proportion coming from ‘Third World’ countries.


Exhibitions seek to fight food insecurity, climate change and reduce wastage

Dubbed “Hands on the Future,” the exhibitions at KICC sought to promote the pursuit of technical and vocational skills as students and instructors from various Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and various stakeholders demonstrated their capabilities.

The Standard Group PLC is one of the partners in the initiative.


Joho gets approval in plan to boost water supply – Mombasa – Kenya

Mombasa County Assembly members have approved plans to desalinate seawater to help address an acute water shortage.

Majority Leader Hamisi Mwidani tabled a motion proposing the construction of two desalination plants as he urged the ward representatives to approve Governor Hassan Joho’s plans.