An off-grid-desalination startup a day keeps the FOMO away.
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Designing and manufacturing affordable solar water desalination systems for off-grid parts of the world. WaterKiosk is a project created by Boreal Light GmbH that is addressing the access to hygiene drinking and irrigation water for unprivileged communities.

Boreal Light GmbH is a young Berlin based company specializing on renewable energy solution for water treatment facilities. The company designs and manufactures affordable solar water desalination systems for off-grid communities around the globe. Systems manufactured by Boreal Light are capable of delivering high quality hygiene drinking water from any kind of high saline and polluted water resources. Powered fully by solar, simplicity of the design and affordability of the cost of the systems manufactured by Boreal Light are the three great competences the company is proud of.

Winture®  and WaterKiosk® are the two registered trademarks for systems and services offered by Boreal Light GmbH.

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

Simplicity. Simplifying a technology that is always known to be complex! A plumber with a wrench and a screw driver can take care of over 80% of the maintenance of our machine. The system can run on lower bar pressure than normal in the market and that make us able to run simpler fittings and pipings that leads us to simpler solution. 
Off-grid. Fully off-grid solution, running on solar energy with no need of expensive battery banks or diesel engine. Hybrid DC/AC electricity input. 
Affordability. Carefully designed for low-income communities with all their needs and requirements. Reducing the cost of access to drinking water by 90%. Producing 1000 liter of drinking water from direct seawater by this machine may not cost anything more than 0.50 euro!
Remote Monitoring. Boreal Light GmbH is remotely monitoring all the work parameters of the systems. This function of the system gives access to all technical parameters of the system to the technical team to be able to diagnose any problem in the operation of the systems and the quality of water.

📍 Location

Germany , Berlin

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries

Ag Tech, Clean Tech / Environment, Impact

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics


Big Wins

  • 13 successful installations across East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Yemen) 
  • Received 40 new orders 
  • Has been chosen as the national champion of Germany on Agricultural Innovation
  • Grand prizewinner of DIN 2018, Germany 
  • Grand Prizewinner of the European Startup Challenge, FoodNexuss 2017
  • Recorded by Oxfam as reliable supplier of small/mid size desalination systems 
  • The top three winners of Nudge Encouragement Prize of 2018, as a Nudge Impact Creator, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Dr. Hamed Beheshti

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