Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. introduces the Ecos LifeLink, the first in a series of clean energy solutions from its subsidiary, Ecosphere Energy Solutions (EES). The Ecos LifeLink is a portable, self-contained micro-utility that has been designed to use the power of the sun and an optional wind turbine to provide clean electricity, convert the most contaminated ground water to purified drinking water, and deliver wireless Internet connectivity. The system is ideally suited to support off-grid needs including disaster relief and activity in remote locations. A scale model of the Ecos LifeLink was unveiled at last month’s Cleantech Venture Forum in San Francisco. The solar energy system can provide 16 kW of clean electricity to power the water filtration processes and the satellite communications system components. An optional wind turbine can also be used to generate additional power. The 30 gallons per minute water filtration module is capable of converting arsenic, bacteria and waste-laden ground water into water suitable for drinking, cleaning, and cooking. The potable water produced meets the World Health Organization (WHO) standards for clean drinking water. Centered around the Ecos Com Cube, the communications control room is equipped with a satellite communications and electrical power management system that leverages the energy generated from LifeLink’s renewable energy sources to provide electricity and power a full range of wireless VSAT, VOIP and wireless communications capable of handling thousands of phone calls and offering wireless connectivity for a range of up to 30 miles.For more information on the LifeLink, see the Ecosphere Energy Solutions website linked below.