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WaterKiosk

Affordable and simple solar water desalination systems for off-grid communities

February 2020
Gallery WaterKiosk 1
Gallery WaterKiosk 1
01.

Identification

This solution offers an affordable and simple battery free solar water desalination system that is capable of delivering different water qualities for different applications, such as irrigation and drinking.

For off-grid communities around the globe, access to water can be very complex, and access to clean water can be even more difficult. WaterKiosk is capable of delivering high quality hygiene drinking, irrigation, fish farm and sanitation water from any kind of high saline and polluted water resources. The main characteristics of this solution is that it is powered fully by solar, the simplicity of its design and its affordability. Systems offered by Boreal Light are ideal island solutions with no need of battery, diesel, or grid, just powered by solar! It requires low maintenance, as over 80% of the maintenance needs just a wrench and a screw driver!

Sector

Application

Label Date February 2020
From Germany
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Partnerships and collaborations in Latin America and West Africa.

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Saves 925 tonnes of CO2 per year from every WaterKiosk
  • Minimizes travels to fetch water and food.
  • Eleminates the need of cutting firewood to boil and disinfect water
  • Eleminates the need of burning fossil fuel to run desalination systems in rural off-grid villages
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Reduces the cost of clean drinking water from $4 to $0.10 for 20 liter
04.

Activity Region

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Australia

Australia,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Labeled Solutions in the news!

AFRICA: Boreal raises $7.5 million for its solar-powered desalination systems

Boreal Light has raised $7.5 million in a financing round organised by investment firm GreenTec Capital Partners. The funds raised will enable Boreal Light to expand its activities on the African continent. The young company is installing kiosks for the distribution of drinking water obtained from a solar-powered desalination system.

KENYA: 40 desalination systems financed by carbon offsetting

Four companies have joined forces to build 40 solar-powered water desalination systems in several counties of the country. The counties are Wajir, Garissa, Marsabit, Mandera, Mombasa, Naivasha, Turkana, Machakos, Makueni, Kajiado, Narok, Kwale and Taita Taveta. These counties face a shortage of drinking water. The project will also support more than 20 fish farms and the irrigation of 40.47 hectares of plantations.

06.

Company Profile

Boreal Light GmbH

Designing and manufacturing affordable and simple solar water desalination systems for drinking and irrigation water.

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Headquarters 12307 Berlin, Deutschland
07.

Networking Partner

InnoEnergy

InnoEnergy supports and invests in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer.

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Global Green Energy Innovation Technology Collaboration

Global Green Energy Innovation Technology Collaboration (GEIC) is composed of The Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) and New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP) and Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA) .

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Waterpreneurs

Waterpreneurs is a global “for-impact organisation”, supporting the scaling-up of impact investments financing the growth of WASH enterprises operating in developing countries, and respecting human rights. Waterpreneurs brings extensive knowledge of the water and sanitation entrepreneurial sector, impact investing and facilitation of marketplaces.

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Cambridge Cleantech

Cambridge Cleantech is a successful network organization that has, since 2011, brokered hundreds of key business collaborations in the cleantech industry.

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Solutions Associated 13
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