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How Solar Powered Machines are Making Free Water in the Sahara Desert

Aug 23, 2022

How Solar Powered Machines are Making Free Water in the Sahara Desert

the

sahara

is one of the hottest places on earth. It is an extremely harsh environment, with less than 2.5 cm of rain per year, despite the fact that the

Sahara

is home to 2.5 million people, with the

desert

spanning 10 countries and expanding south at a rate of 48 kilometers per year, further degrading the country and wiping out the already scarce livelihoods of the population, it is now encroaching into the more densely populated areas of the

Sahara

region, home to 44 million people, and said to be 10 more than in that region a century ago temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else on earth and since the 1970s it has been plagued by severe droughts this comes at a huge cost land degradation is currently estimated at 490 billion per year the

sahara

desert

is just one example like the

desert

s of the world It is estimated that more than a billion people, which is about one eighth of the world's population, are actually alive in

desert

regions ns and another 1 billion people in 100 countries are at risk of

desert

ification

Desert

ification refers to land degradation in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid areas resulting from various factors including climatic variability and human activities when land degradation is common in the arid regions of the world creates

desert

-like conditions Dry areas cover 41.3 percent of the land surface and up to 44 of the world's crop systems are located in dry areas

Water

scarcity is the gap between

water

needs and

water

supply In dry areas, there is a high demand for

water

despite a lack of supply

Water

scarcity is said to be between one and two billion Affecting people It is estimated that by 2030 almost half the world's population will live in areas of high

water

stress and up to 700 million people could be displaced People This is why innovators are trying to around the world to reverse this.
how solar powered machines are making free water in the sahara desert
In this video, we show you how the first ever off-grid

water

jet works Suction system creates

water

out of thin air in the

desert

This breakthrough technology is at the forefront of drought solutions, helping billions of people living in arid regions around the world live, to provide

free

water

. So stay with us as we dive into today's video The country in West Africa has been chosen as the perfect test site for a drought solution technology that can create

water

out of thin air as most of the country lies in the Southern

Sahara

desert

and up 65 percent of Mali's total landmass is

desert

or semi-

desert

.
how solar powered machines are making free water in the sahara desert
Although Mali is one of the largest countries in Africa, it has a relatively small population, mostly concentrated along the Nija River. The Nija River flows in its interior and acts as the main trade and transport artery to the land sections of the river, which regularly supplies much-needed fertile agricultural land along its banks as well as providing pastures for livestock in Mali, which accounts for three quarters of the population re According to the Nutritional - and farming organizations most rely on farming for food and income, and most are substance farmers growing rain-fed crops on small lots. However, droughts and ongoing development in the

Sahara

are causing forced migration and conflicts among farming communities there.
how solar powered machines are making free water in the sahara desert
A decline in agricultural production has reduced household wealth and made many of Mali's poor even more vulnerable. Mali is just one example of many farming communities around the world that are dying faced with the challenges of

desert

ification and

water

scarcity. for this reason the sun glacier project is developing solutions to climate change by harnessing the power of the sun combined with new technology that is cost effective and efficient to bring

water

to drought prone regions in the arctic he saw the impact of climate change inspi firsthand red by looking for solutions rather than blaming his vision was to harness the elements available in our changing climate, he realized that where

water

is scarce there is more sunshine available and that by harnessing the can be

powered

by the sun through the use of

solar

panels A machine that relies on a condensation process to create and collect

water

, but extracting

water

from thin air seems impossible in arid

desert

conditions because of the humidity is almost zero, but the Sonnengletscher team of scientists and innovators knew that d it wasn't impossible although hot

desert

s seem to be dry they still contain a lot of

water

in the air this is called absolute humidity app verhagen says absolute humidity in

desert

s is up to five times higher than in the netherlands, mainly because of the high temperatures. t rain for the Sun Glacier team Controlling the temperature in the

water

harvesting unit is key to harvesting

water

from thin air.
how solar powered machines are making free water in the sahara desert
The harvester comp consists of two separate devices, a power unit that draws and stores electricity from

solar

panels, and the

water

maker, which which uses energy to cool a metal plate once that temperature is low enough. Moisture in the air condenses against the metal, creating droplets of

water

that drip down into an area to collect the

water

. Sun Glacier says the collected liquid resembles rain

water

and can be used for agriculture or purified as drinking

water

. For the past 12 years, Sun Glacier improves and optimizes the technology. Tests have shown that this condensation method achieves its maximum efficiency while pushing the climatic limits of traditional technologies.
how solar powered machines are making free water in the sahara desert
They have developed several more efficient versions such as the DC-30 model much more cost effective as it has no battery, no inverter and no moving parts to damage it can be plugged in o a cheat little

solar

panel and the chiller is only three dollars one another model is the Droplet 20, which produces up to 30 liters of clean

water

per day. This is a lightweight, compact device built into a mobile flight case. It is easy to transport and robust for on the go. sun glacier has developed the compact machine with several power options with 24 volt connection, so that with a cooling capacity of 80 to 620 watts it can be connected directly to the battery-operated

solar

system or connected to a mains power supply highly intelligent The system produces up to three liters of

water

per kilowatt hour.
how solar powered machines are making free water in the sahara desert
There are now very real opportunities to use

water

from Sun Glacier technology for drinking in off-grid locations and for large-scale agricultural applications, including greenhouse production, according to Abverhagen, which we can introduce that wants positive signals in the climate change discussion rather than blame and shame he emphasize positively, he says The climate has always been dynamic. Cultures always adapt to these changes. Right now, our climate seems to be changing very quickly, so a particularly quick response is needed. The Sun Glacier Project has presented the essence that climate change means a cultural change
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