Needless to mention about a common global crisis i.e. access to Clean Water for the mass people... according to predictions there can even be a war for the ownership of Water Resources. The bottom line, we need to be cautious about our water usage...The situation here in my country i.e. in Bangladesh is probably one of the worst... ever since we've put a price tag on water i.e. by introducing pet bottles, the usage of water has gone vertical. At the bottom of the pyramid, the mass people living right next to thee water is severely deprived from their clean access. this is no good for an economy as well. It has been declared long ago that we need to re-think about using surface water for drinking, My company has been searching for alternate solution. Obviously generating water from the atmosphere through electrolysis is expensive & energy consuming..In the past year or so, we saw some significant improvement on this sector. We have identified a few companies offering competitive solutions. This solutions needs to be tested. One of the solution we're considering is Triton. I certainly don't own the video. Rather I'm sharing it to get some inside comments from my social networking connections.
http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/grameen08 Grameen Shakti won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2008. To find out more visit the link above and check out the Ashden Awards Blog http://ashdenawards.blogspot.com Grameen Shakti won a first prize Ashden Award in 2006 for providing photovoltaic (PV) solar-home-systems through affordable loans to 65,000 households in Bangladesh. Its work has expanded rapidly and diversified. With 2,000 staff now operating from 400 local offices, a total of 150,000 solar-home-systems have been installed. In the past two years Grameen Shakti has also sold 14,000 cheap, efficient cooking stoves and 3,000 biogas plants. Trained technicians, mostly women, manufacture components in 20 technology centres, and install and service systems. Some of these technicians have become independent entrepreneurs. Grameen Shakti aims to have provided a million solar-home-systems, 10 million improved stoves, and half a million biogas plants by 2015.
Muhammad Yunus - the founder of the Grameen Bank and a Nobel Peace Prize-winner - describes his philosophy toward poverty, and how energy access can play a major role in poverty alleviation.
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