Thailand Drought

Thailand to drill 4,300 wells as drought hits hard

Almost $100m redirected for urgent construction of wells to supply drinking and washing water after lengthy shortage.

Worsening drought could prove another headache for Thailand's military government [Barbara Walton/EPA]. Thai authorities are rushing to drill thousands of wells across the country to ensure enough water for drinking and washing, as farmers grapple with a drought and a months-long water shortage.

Authorities examined the water supply and demand nationwide and decided to drill 4,300 more wells, said Suphot Tovichakchaikul, secretary of the National Water Board, which comprises water officials and is chaired by the prime minister.

Alternative Uses of Water From the Air

An interesting athletic option of making water from air. Check out the FONTUS AIRO and FONTUS RYDE created by the inventor Kristof Retezár.


FONTUS AIRO will save you trouble, weight and might even save your life.  Whether you are hiking in the mountains, camping by the forest or preparing for a survival trip in the desert, AIRO will always guarantee you a safe and smooth adventure.

FONTUS RYDE  is the self filling water bottle for your bicycle.  Harvest water while you are on your bike tour and stay regularly hydrated!  This bottle uses the air stream you create while riding in order to support a cooler which helps to condense water from the air.

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All rights belong to Kristof Retezár. (all rights reserved. Copyright 2016 Retezár. Patent pending) Both water bottles have patent pending. Development of the Fontus project is being funded by AWS (http://www.awsg.at/Content.Node/) Fontus will be launching a crowdfunding campaign in a few weeks.


Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo – Las Vegas, Nevada – Capstone Turbine Corporation

MultiChill Technologies recently attended the world renowned trade show in Las Vegas to showcase it’s state of the art water making an air conditioning technologies. Attendees from all of the world where astonished by the products capabilities. While there Walter Ivison gave a presentation to the sales representatives of Capstone Turbine Corporation to showcase it’s groundbreaking CCHP and water products. By combining Capstone’s Micro-turbines with MultiChill Technologies products Capstone’s Reps can now can offer a complete renewable energy system to clients around the world.


Capstone and MultiChill Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Air-Cooled Absorption Chillers and Water Making Systems

CHATSWORTH, Calif., December 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, today announced a strategic partnership with MultiChill Technologies, Inc. (“MultiChill”). The partnership will allow Capstone to deliver air-cooledabsorption chillers and water making systems to end-users in conjunction with its flagship C30 and C65microturbines.

MultiChill’s MultiGen system is available exclusively to Capstone customers for use in both new and existing projects and installations. The MultiGen system utilizes waste exhaust gas heat to provide cooling capabilities for combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) applications, enabling Capstone’s C30 and C65microturbines to achieve up to 90 percent efficiency.Furthermore, an integrated water making system is able to capture water from the atmosphere, refrigeration or air conditioning and supply it to the end-user.

“We have over 50 MultiGen systems in the field to date,and about 54,000 operating hours in both commercial and residential applications,” said Wallie Ivison, CEO and Director at MultiChill. “We anticipate that these systems will greatly enhance the salability of Capstone microturbines as a multiple output system, air cooled with flexibility on what the cooling can be used for.”

According to MultiChill’s website(www.multichilltech.com), it is being projected that by the year 2030, global demand for water will be 40 percent higher than it is today. The worldwide demand for fresh water has nearly tripled over the last century and severe water shortages are imminent. This growing demandopens up countless opportunities for Capstone andMultiChill to address a rapidly approaching water crisiswith an innovative and cost-effective solution.

“MultiChill’s state-of-the-art water making and energy saving chiller technologies will provide our customers withan even cleaner and more efficient CCHP solution,” saidJim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “This is an excellentaddition to our product lineup, especially for developing regions, as we can now offer a complete solution involving electricity, heating, cooling and water production,” added Crouse.

An air-cooled, dual-fired MultiChill 5T absorption chiller iscurrently being showcased and demonstrated at the 2015 Power-Gen International show (booth #908) in Las Vegas.

About Capstone Turbine Corporation

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 8,500 Capstone Microturbine systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation’s energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifiedcompany, Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the New York Metro Area, United Kingdom, Mexico City, Shanghai and Singapore.

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