By Nnamdi Odumody
About 1 billion people are affected by the water paralysis globally, and a vast majority of them live in coastal areas in developing countries. Sea water desalination is a common solution but it requires a connection to a strong and reliable electricity grid. As a result of the fact that its target market typically lacks sufficient grid capacity, and cannot afford the capital or time required to build and deploy grid connected systems, Resolute Marine has devised a unique solution to this friction: Wave20. Wave20 is the world’s first wave driven desalination system that can be deployed quickly, operate completely off-grid, and supply’s large quantities of clean fresh water at competitive cost.
Our mission is to significantly improve access to water for coastal populations and industrial/agricultural operations in developing countries and small island developing states (SIDS) and to displace the diesel-electric desalination system that are currently in wide use worldwide.
Wave20 provides access to low carbon energy to millions of people living in rural and isolated communities. Each plant will produce 4,000m3 per day of fresh water enough to cover the needs of 40,000 people, and reduce C02 emissions by 4,346 ton per year ,which is equivalent to taking 436 cars off the road. Wave20 provides access to low carbon energy to millions of people living in rural and isolated communities. It won the MIT Solve Award in 2018.
Coastal states like Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River in Nigeria, and countries like the Gambia, and Cape Verde which are all located within the Western axis of the Atlantic Ocean in Africa can adopt this innovation to solve the clean water paralyses in their localities.