Solar Power Solves Water Crisis

Water vs Gold? Would you rather have, 16 ounces of water or a pound of gold?  That’s not really a

Water vs Gold?

Would you rather have, 16 ounces of water or a pound of gold? 

That’s not really a fair question but per the World Wildlife Fund, depending on where you live, your answer could be significantly different in the year 2025. 

Per a recent article released by the organization:

“Water covers 70% of our planet, and it is easy to think that it will always be plentiful. However, freshwater—the stuff we drink, bathe in, irrigate our farm fields with—is incredibly rare. Only 3% of the world’s water is fresh water, and two-thirds of that is tucked away in frozen glaciers or otherwise unavailable for our use.

“As a result, some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year. Inadequate sanitation is also a problem for 2.4 billion people—they are exposed to diseases, such as cholera and typhoid fever, and other water-borne illnesses. Two million people, mostly children, die each year from diarrheal diseases alone.

“Many of the water systems that keep ecosystems thriving and feed a growing human population have become stressed. Rivers, lakes and aquifers are drying up or becoming too polluted to use. More than half the world’s wetlands have disappeared. Agriculture consumes more water than any other source and wastes much of that through inefficiencies. Climate change is altering patterns of weather and water around the world, causing shortages and droughts in some areas and floods in others.

“At the current consumption rate, this situation will only get worse. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. And ecosystems around the world will suffer even more.

Solar Energy. The Beginnings of the Solution

The concept of turning that 70% into fresh water isn’t new. But the problem up to now has been how to do it in an energy-efficient manner. Up to now, inventions that turned water. Until solar-energy and water desalination were combined by GivePower.

GivePower, a nonprofit organization, created a revolutionizing system that can turn out enough water for 25,000 people a day, using Tesla solar batteries and a solar power rig to keep it powered. Read the full article. 

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