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Ocean water abstract background 2021 08 27 18 05 24 utcWith climate change looming and a summer full of heat waves and droughts, communities all over the world lack access to clean water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), two billion people worldwide lack access to clean water.

Startups and researchers around the world are working on technology that could use solar to turn saltwater into freshwater for communities. Removing salt from seawater is nothing new, but plants that take the salt out are still mostly powered by fossil fuels.