Gallery: Solar Energy To Help Pakistan Flood Victims


In recent disasters such as the Haiti earthquake and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, renewable energy has been used to help those in need by powering shelters and emergency equipment. Now those who have lost everything in the Pakistan floods are to be aided by portable solar energy units that could ease the suffering of the millions affected.

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The solar-powered flood relief project was announced at the opening Plenary Session of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), where former President William Jefferson Clinton recognized the commitment of ACS Energy Advisors, in partnership with WorldWater & Solar Technologies, Inc. (WWST), to bring clean water and reliable power to survivors of the 2010 Pakistan floods.

Speaking at the summit, President Clinton emphasized how the technology and project proposed by ACS Energy Advisors and WWST “embodies the goals of CGI; devising and implementing innovative, technological, and green solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.” The project will deploy portable electricity generators that can purify water using solar energy and run essential disaster relief equipment such as lights, power tools, and communications gear. Currently 3.5 million children are at risk from water-borne diseases in the aftermath of the floods, and it is hoped that these units will be able to provide clean water to those who most desperately need it.

Image © WorldWater Solar

The Mobile Max generators will be shipped to the Punjab and Khyber regions of Pakistan. Currently, the commitment is for the units to be in place for four years, proving long-term infrastructure improvements and aiding in immediate aid efforts. The generators are able to purify up to 30,000 gallons of undrinkable water every day. The seven-foot cubes can be transported over land, sea, or airlifted to wherever they’re needed.

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Via CleanTechnia

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  1. jancopak August 22, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Settings up a small energy generation unit using Solar Panels in Pakistan seems like a good idea. The technology is available, all the bits and pieces are available, what we are lacking is people with technical knowledge and background who can put all the pieces of the puzzle together.
    Any one can read a few articles on the internet about how solar panels work and how to setup a system, but I think you really need an engineer to help you setup a system, because he would know how to calculate your exact requirements and to implement a system which fulfills all your future needs as well.
    Because the cost of the panels is the major issue here so calculating how much energy you need is of utmost importance.
    Large scale solar farms can be setup in Pakistan and can be cost effective as well but we need skilled people to run these facilities.

  2. Hydra Is An All-In-One ... October 22, 2010 at 11:02 am

    […] that is often in great demand after an earthquake or similar incident. In the past, companies like WorldWater Solar have devised portable solar generators to power rescue efforts and a few months ago, Inhabitat […]

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