What you should know

water and solar power worldwide

What you should know about water and solar power

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For people in developed countries, water and energy are available day and night. Some of us cannot even appreciate their value anymore. We would like to tell you more about these elementary necessities and maybe even remind you of how badly they are being missed in other unfortunate countries of the world.

What you should know about...

... WATER worldwide

On the list of environmental problems in the 21st century, the
deficite of clean, healthy drinking water is number one. While we are surrounded by this basic element, constantly having access to clean water to drink, wash, cook and even for pure fun, people especially in underdeveloped countries cannot enjoy the same luxury. Outside of our 1st world, many people have no choice but to drink water they know is contaminated with potentially life-threatening bacteria. As a result, more than 3.4 million people die from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes every year . Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world. (Quelle Info und Infografik: http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/)

Now, when some people think about „access to clean water“ as being defined as an endless supply of flowing tap water, let's be clear: that's not what is meant. Access to clean water simply means 20 liters of healthy, uncontaminated water per person per day within one km of their home - A well or a pump for example. Sanitation is defined as a nearby system that effectively separates human waste from other nearby water sources. – It's as simple as that, but still these basic requirements are not available to the majority of people in the developing countries.

And allthewhile the technology to solve these problems does not even have to be high-tech.

Go to Our Projects to see how simple a solution can be.

For further information on water in developing countries go to http://water.org.

... SOLAR POWER worldwide

The sun is the largest source of energy in the form of heat and light energy. It supplies the earth with 15.000 times the energy than we can actually use worldwide. But still the actual solar power we use,
lies at only 0,15 %. This is although the energy delivered by the sun day by day, presents considerable advantages. Solar Power plants
can convert the sun’s energy into solar electricity and it offers a
huge potential to make a major impact on the electricity
requirement in homes and industries.

Advantages of solar power:

- it is an inexhaustible source of energy

- it doesn’t emit any pollution into the environment

- is flexible in its setup

- it can be used for running a wide range of devices

- a properly installed system doesn’t require much maintenance

With all its advantages, solar power is the most applicable source of energy for sustainability in developing countries. Most developing countries are located in regions with optimal access to the sun’s rays, resources for fuel and energy that are available can only be used by exploitation of the ecosystem. Solar systems on the other hand are economical, relatively affordable and easy to install. 

This is why we see an enourmous potential in basing our projects on the use of solar power.

To find out more about the employment of solar power in our developmental work, go to our projects.

Further information about the role of sustainable energy in developmental work go to http://www.sustainableenergyforall.org.