“Desalination – the removal of salt and impurities from seawater – is one solution to the growing problem of freshwater scarcity, which is set to become a major global issue in the next few decades. However, extracting water from the ocean and making it suitable for human consumption has traditionally been an expensive, energy-intensive and polluting process.
A new system developed by Finland-based startup, Solar Water Solutions, provides a highly innovative alternative. The demonstration plant seen here is located by a coastal town in Namibia, on the southwest coast of Africa, which is currently undergoing a prolonged drought. The small-scale facility is housed within a shipping container and powered entirely by solar panels, without a battery…”