Clean tech company proves that development does not need to compensate for environmental preservation
London, 03.06.2016 – This Sunday is UN World Environmental Day, which is a global platform designed to raise awareness about the need to protect and preserve the environment. The search for alternative energy sources is high on the agenda for many decision makers, with discussions heating up around fracking in Yorkshire for shale gas and the fluctuation of oil prices. Energy is an integral component within our daily lives, but the pitfalls which come with these commodities should not be overlooked.
Clean tech innovations are paving the way for strong economic growth which have much lower environmental impact. The myths of smart cities and clean technologies are rapidly turning into reality, creating a world which functions on resources which do not harm the environment and enable business development. Businesses are beginning to grow more environmentally conscious and aware of their global footprint on the environment, whether it's through CSR or the development of cleaner technologies.
Marco A. Attisani, CEO & Founder of Watly, comments: "Business leaders need to recognise the potential of integrating sustainable actions into their business models. Watly is self-sufficient and functions on the energy it creates. Water, solar energy and internet connectivity work together to provide a valuable resource for communities which lack the infrastructure."
Watly's thermodynamic computer uses solar energy to sanitise over 5,000 litres of water per day, providing internet connectivity alongside clean water and electricity to the world's most vulnerable communities. Watly are currently in the process of developing their Watly 3.0 following their successful trial of a smaller machine, Watly 2.0, in Abenta Village, Ghana. During its lifespan of 15 years, one Watly can reduce as much as 1,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to 2,500 barrels of oil.
Marco continues: "We embrace the philosophy of connecting business ambitions with a sustainable core by harnessing solar energy which as a source does not have damaging consequence to the environment. With the volatility of oil prices and discussions over fracking, there is an opportunity which business leaders should not overlook, which is renewable energy, a bountiful resource which does not come at a price to obtain."
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Watly intends to provide solutions to some of the fundamental and global human needs: access to clean water and sanitation, free-energy and connectivity. Its mission is to improve global living standards for people in the world, striving to empower them with new possibilities.
Watly's machine promises to provide communities around the world with these three pillars for development in one solution. Its primary product is not only about providing these services, but primarily about human happiness, wellbeing and potential for development.
A single Watly is a stand alone machine, but two or more Watly machines become a network where each node is auto-powered, self-sustained and multi-functional. A growing number of Watly modules deployed around the world will contribute to form the next big thing, the so called "Energynet"—the global smart-grid in which water and electricity fuse together with information technology.
Watly efficiently desalinates ocean water, and can also eliminate all pathogens and microorganisms from previously polluted water, including: viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi or cysts. It removes inorganic compounds as well as poisons: arsenic, benzene, heavy metals (such as lead), chlorine, chloramines, and radionuclides. It purifies water from any organic compounds and liquid contents of latrines, and the machine can even purify radioactive water. Watly's system is called vapor compression distillation, and does not need membranes or filter substitutions in order to work. The machine effectively boils the water to a point at which purified water vaporizes and leaves all the contaminants behind. This is by far the most effective and powerful method of water purification and desalination available.
Watly generates the very same energy it needs to function. It does not need to be connected to an electric grid to power its own internal electronics (computers, multiple-screens and different telecommunication devices), as well as external devices (portable computers, mobile phones and household appliances). The solar electricity generated by Watly is made available to people via multiple battery chargers and electric plugs.
Watly is a powerful communication device that can collect and send any kind of data to the Web (videos, images, audios, texts, ratios, etc.) as well as to any other compatible communication device. This can potentially also be extended to drone ports and 3D printers in the future.