Solar-powered Walty offers Ghanaians water, power and Internet
Sustainable resources are those that go a long way in ensuring complete independence from non-renewable sources. The Walty multi-tasking setup in Ghana is a prime example of a system so efficient that it can change the way people look at solar energy. This amazing plant offers residents power supply potable water supply and even Internet connectivity. The pilot version did well for the company that runs the show and now we’re gearing up for an even bigger and more efficient Walty 3.0. The company has raised a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to develop what could be the world’s biggest solar-powered computer. The 40-meter long setup will help generate 1,320 gallons of water, daily, for the next fifteen years. It will also enable power for device charging in up to 3,000 homes.
With headquarters in Spain and Italy, the Walty Company has been dedicated towards creating value for developing nations. “We could not design a modern solution and not think about integrating these three elements altogether,” said a Watly representative. “The beauty is that these services can be generated by exclusively harvesting solar energy. We provide clean water by leveraging the thermal effect of the solar irradiation. Through photovoltaic technology we generate electricity. With electricity we can power internal telecommunications devices (for satellite or 4G connection). Watly provides multiple services because each one is the consequence of the other.”
[ Via : Inhabitat ]