ADES Solaire, Switzerland (NGO)
ADES Centre in St. Augustin, Madagascar
The island Madagascar is suffering from a high rate of poverty. Most of the people have no access to clean drinking water.
In 2009 ADES and its supporters established a pilot project for the use of renewable energy for electrification in urban and rural areas. The project targets a successful implementation of solar technology which works under harsh conditions and provides a sustainable solution. Within the pilot project, Trunz Water Systems installed a solar powered water treatment unit which is operating fully independent using solar power. High quality components secure a reliable operation with only low maintenance requirements. The unit is compact and ready to operate - no additional gear/components required. A three-stage filtration process produces virus and bacteria free drinking water. The unit operates exceptionally energy efficient.