Low-tech solution clears high bar

Mr Henry Glogau's portable solar distiller provides drinking water, natural light and energy from leftover saltwater.
Mr Henry Glogau's portable solar distiller provides drinking water, natural light and energy from leftover saltwater.PHOTO: LEXUS

Launched in 2013

This year's Grand Prix winner is Mr Henry Glogau, a New Zealander based in Denmark, who invented a portable solar distiller - a low-tech installation that provides drinking water, natural light and energy from leftover saltwater for those living in coastal settlements.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2021, with the headline 'Low-tech solution clears high bar'. Subscribe