Solar Desalination to address the water crisis in South Africa
A co-funding South Africa – France for this first solar desalination installation of the region
Mascara Renewable Water and its South African partner Turnkey Water Solution have officially launched during the African Utility Week this first solar desalination project in South Africa. Co-financed by the Cape Town Province Drought Relief Fund and the French Government, this solar desalination project to be installed in the Hessequa Municipality is of strategic importance to address the water need of the local population.
The daily solar powered production capacity of the OSMOSUN® is of 100m3, with the possibility to increase that production to 300m3 by runninf the unit besides sunlight hours through the connection to the local electricity grid. This feature will be used during peak holiday period specifically.
The installation of this first unit will be a full size demonstration of the relevance of solar desalination to sustainably address the water stress of South Africa both for coastal communities through solar seawater desalination and rural communities through brackish water solar desalination.