SC sustainable concepts GmbH designs and delivers complete systems to supply electricity and save drinking water to rural communities with no access to  centralized infrastructure.

Using photovoltaic devices and the inexhaustible power of the sun the electricity generated can now be used to power systems for communication, commerce, heating and cooling and save drinking water.

In this way two essentials – energy and water - for a sustainable development of rural communities are provided by our company that can elevate the quality of life to a level comparable or better to the infrastructure found in big cities.

For the supply of Drinking Water we mainly work with the German Company

Autarcon, who developed a novel and robust system driven by solar electricity that purifies contaminated water to make it safe for drinking.

In brief, the Autarcon system pumps water from a well, pond or river, removes solid particles and then passes the filtered water between two metal electrodes where solar electricity generates a small current which in turn produces minute amount of chlorine destroying all harmful bacteria immediately.

This process is completely automatic and free of additional additives or chemicals since it relies on its natural content of minerals. It results in high quality drinking water that fulfils the stringent requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO). In operation the chlorine content is permanently monitored and automatically adjusted to the quality of the incoming water.

The Autarcon system is also capable of removing dissolved iron from the incoming water. Iron usually colours the water brown and results in an unpleasant taste not acceptable to the villagers. Having passed through the system the water is perfectly clean and tastes good.

The system can produce 100 l per hour safe drinking water and does not need any external power grid since it runs on clean and sustainable solar electricity.

In a sunny environment the system can purify enough safe drinking water/day for a community with 800-1000 villagers.

Compared to other water purification system the Autarcon System has a number of advantages:  * Very simple and automatic operation

                          *Very low power consumption

                          *No moving parts and very low maintenance

                          *Very compact and easy to install 

In most rural communities in the developing regions around the world where we find no safe drinking water there is also no access to electricity.

SC sustainable concepts therefore installs not only systems for safe drinking water but rather designs and implements Solar Electricity Systems that can power an entire village to bring light, communication, save medicine and commerce to the inhabitants.

Based on SC`s excellent know-how and access to a large network of reliable component supplier the company purchases high quality components such as modules and electronics to design and install a well-tailored and robust system with long lifetime and low cost/kWh when compared to the commonly employed diesel generator.

The size of the system varies according to the needs and the financial capability of the villagers and it may vary from a few hundred watts to tens of kW.

Systems may also be equipped with storage batteries for operation at night or for larger systems and depending on the location/structure of the village PV-Diesel-Hybridsystems may be the most economical solution.

Independent of the application SC sustainable concepts long experience and access to a large number of experts with many years of experience insures installation of the highest quality, longest lifetime and high economic value.

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