Boreal inaugurates a new solar-powered water desalination system

New drinking water kiosks designed by Boreal Light supply a school, a mosque, a vocational training centre, a tailoring shop and oil extraction facilities on the southern coast of Kenya. The drinking water is obtained from a new desalination system powered by a 15 kWh solar mini-grid. Called “Shimoni WaterKiosk”, the solution was installed by Kenyan start-up WaterKiosk Africa.

According to the start-up company Boreal Light, based in Berlin, Germany, the Shimoni WaterKiosk has a capacity of 2 m3 of drinking water per hour. The new installations are in addition to existing kiosks in Kenya that promote the use of brackish groundwater in a context of water stress.

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