Watly is an eco-friendly Europen-based company with the aim to help the developing world by providing fresh, drinkable water, Internet connectivity, and free electricity.
The team has already run a pilot program with a 2.0 version of their device in Ghana, which was successfully organized to deliver clean drinking water to residents. Now the company is gearing up to create Watly 3.0, which is the full-sized version of their device.
Watly 3.0 is the world’s first and largest solar-powered computer, which is about 131 feet (40 meters) long and is projected to sanitize up to 1,320 gallons (5,000 liters) of water a day, for at least 15 years. This machine is very efficient and can purify water from all sorts of contaminants and even desalinize ocean water.
Not only this, but the machine will also generate electricity and provide charging services to as many as 3,000 people by making use of free solar energy.
The system uses a vapor compression distillation process to desalinate water and get rid of pathogens and pollutants. To generate electricity, there are solar panels on top of the machine and a battery bank to store the excess electricity. The system provides Wi-Fi connectivity within 1,640 feet (500 meters).
Watly just launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for installation of the 3.0 version.
The company claims that during 15 years of service, one Watly can reduce as much as 2500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2), which is equivalent to 5,000 barrels of oil.