Solar Water Purifier Bound For Algeria

Back in January we learned about SwissINSO and its new solar water purifier designed for deployments ranging from humanitarian crises to resorts on remote islands. The company now looks to have a sales contract signed for its Krystall water purification unit, as it calls it, for installation in southern Algeria.

SwissINSO did not mention who purchased the unit, instead saying that “working in conjunction with a local partner and distributor, the unit is expected to be fully-functional by early April 2011 and will serve as a showcase for other regions in Algeria and neighboring countries.” The sale of this unit comes some eight months after the initial launch of the product.

SwissINSO Krystall

image via SwissINSO

The Krystall solar-powered water purification desalination unit is described by SwissINSO as being the “world’s first high-volume fully solar-powered turnkey water purification system housed within two standard 40-ft (12.2m) containers. Its patented reverse-osmosis technology can purify up to 100,000 litres per day of brackish/contaminated water or 50,000 liters of seawater into pure drinking water.”

SwissINSO, through products like this, hopes to become a world leader in turn-key solutions using renewable energy for the purification and desalination of water and the cooling and heating of buildings. It also has as a product Klymaa, which “uses nano-composite solar coating technology to heat and cool buildings via solar-collector glass façade panels in a wide variety of colors and treatments.”

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    • mattbeck

      That’s great!