It is a 15-ton thermal dynamic computer unveiled by an Italian entrepreneur who believes that his machine could be the key in resolving major developmental challenges mostly in Africa to have an access in clean water, electricity and the internet.
This unit is equipped with photovoltaic solar panels that produces heat and solar power. Water is pumped into its tank that produces clean water follows a vapor compression distillation process — a method that employs solar thermal energy to vaporize water and segregate contaminants.
One single machine can purify up to three million liters of water annually and has 15 years of lifespan.
Off-grid electricity can be gathered and generated itself by power collected through solar panels and can be used to various devices that can be plugged into it.
For its Internet access, one machine will be linked to a central network management platform that connects to other machines to create a Wi-Fi zone that can reaches up to 500 meters.
The team behind the project intends to navigate the machines outside of Africa’s rising urban areas where most communities have no access to clean water, also with only one in four sub-Saharan Africans having access to electricity, and in rural areas for mobile access which reaches only 28.6%.
The machine is already in production in Italy and expected to be ready in June. The makers are hoping to sell the machines to governments as a solution to these common problems.
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