Give Power

Location: Colombia

NEF partnered with GivePower for the first time in May 2020 to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic in Nepal.

In 2018, GivePower installed its first solar water farm (SWF) in Kenya: a desalinisation system which provides 35,000 litres potable water per day. Since then, GivePower has been fine-tuning a sustainable SWF model, one which is especially pertinent as good hygiene practices are essential to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

NextEnergy Foundation is contributing to the installation of a ‘Mobi’ system in the Cabo de la Vela commmunity, La Guajira, Colombia. The desalinisation system will provide potable water for 2,500 people every day for 20 years. GivePower has partnered with the University of California, Berkeley’s Energy Resource Group to conduct impact studies on the SWFs. Key impacts envisaged for the Mobi are related to the environment, health and female empowerment.

An update will be provided once the installation is complete, and bi-annually thereafter.