German start-up Boreal Light GmbH has commissioned a newly developed solar-powered desalination system in the Kibaha district of Tanzania. The desalination system is installed in Medewell Health Center for providing water for patient care.
The installation work was carried out by the Kenyan-based company, WaterKiosk Africa, with financial support from KfW’s subsidiary Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG). The development finance institution is intervening within the framework of this program which is initiated by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
According to WaterKiosk, the desalination facility has a capacity of over 100 cubic meters per day, which is the largest solar-powered desalination system in Tanzania to date. The desalination system will also supply water that will be helpful for vertical livestock production and fish farming.
Hamed Beheshti, CEO of Boreal Light, mentioned during the launch of this water supply program at Medewell health center in March 2021 that this project will offset more than 18,000 tons of CO2 per year and exhibit an excellent model of climate change mitigation practices in Africa.
Boreal Light, along with its Kenyan partner has planned to develop more solar-powered desalination systems in health care facilities in Tanzania. Its neighboring country, Kenya will also benefit from 23 such systems.