Following the March 2014 success of a pilot project that relies on solar power to pump water, the Norwegian Refugee Council has completed the installation of a second, and so far the largest, solar-powered borehole in Africa. The solar water system, equipped with 278 solar panels and 69.5 KW power rating is located at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya and is capable of providing the refugees a daily average of 280,000 litres of potable water. Each day, the solar project enables NRC to provide potable water to 16,000 refugees. The water output has made it possible for every targeted beneficiary in Hagadera camp to receive a minimum of 20 litres of water every day, meeting both requirements of the UNHCR and Sphere Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.
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