Our decentralized desalination system uses only wind power to turn brackish or sea water into clean, affordable drinking water. We are acutely aware of the risks of "dumping" technology in the developing world. Our work always starts on the ground, at the market, in local communities, with local buy-in and partners. Working with local partners and entrepreneurs, we design tailor made solutions designed with our software model, which optimizes conditions to produce clean water in maximum quantities.
We have learned through doing. We currently have a pilot project in Berbera, Somaliland. There we developed our own fully mechanical system that is more efficient than other systems, is low cost, and is easy to maintain with local workforces. It can generate 25,000L of water/day, enough for 5,000 to 20,000 people.
We are scaling up more Winddrinkers in Somalia and Kenya.