Power production by solar
The water desalination plant of Orphan-Village-South Coast produces about 100 cubic meters of the finest drinking water, which we use to 75% in agriculture and enable with well water to irrigate their fields adequately. Since there is no regular rainfall in Kenya, we are in terms of "water" completely independent.
The remaining 25% are used directly as pure drinking water, whereby also here to the fact it is paid attention that no water is carelessly wasted. Because water means in Kenya surviving.
The used shower water is collected e.g. in containers and used as toilet water, thus reduces our need of drinking water by approx. 15%.
The desalination plant used for the production of drinking water requires 24 hours electricity a day, to ensure the needs also to guarantee a high life expectancy.
At the equator the sun shines approx. 11 - 12 hours on the day. That means that our entire need must be produced during this time.
Power fluctuations and even day-long power outages are not uncommon in Kenya, so it is necessary to produce the entire power supply with a photovoltaic system environmental sense itself. The needs of Orphan-Village-South Coast "is about 1.400kw day.
The aim of this system is, of course, the gradual compilation of a large photovoltaic system, which will then feed the produced electricity.
In addition, all filament in the Village will be equipped with energy saving bulbs.
The drinking water in conjunction with a photovoltaic system, guarantees the existence of our long-term relief project, which will attract worldwide attention.
For more energy saving ideas, in the founding year run in almost all areas, like our own bakery and a workshop.
Biological gas facility
In the course of our further planning for the Orphan Village Southcoast it has become clear to us that we have other possibilities to cover the required components of renewable energy needed.
We have discovered thereby the biological gas facility, which makes it possible for us, with the appropriate technology and the existing place to ensure a constant extension with relatively small financial expenditure and the possibility that available areas also have place for an extension of the solar plant.
One can extend the individual components such as the fermenter and block-type thermal power station easily by the increase needed to cover.
Surplus produced energy is fed into the public nets and brings a further yield to support the project.
Here we are also looking for support from companies, for planning and realize this project in Kenya