The Solar Toilet That Could Save a Million Lives

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April 17 (Bloomberg) -- Caltech's Clément Cid explains how his solar-powered toilet prototype works on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)

The end of 2014, beginning of 2015. we are planning the commercialization with the help of the gates foundation for 2015. why has billing sanitation systems in developing countries proven to be so difficult?

The infrastructure is very expensive, even in the u.s. houses are connected on septic tank.

It cost them something around $50,000 to get connected to sewers.

You can imagine it is a similar cost in developing countries and there are not enough resources for that.

A new way of sanitation is needed.

How many prototypes are in use right now?

Right now, we have three prototypes, two in india, and one in a city in the northwest and another in the southwest.

And we have another prototype here in pasadena at our campus at caltech.

Are you planning to develop a next-generation prototype?

Clicks yes, we are -- yes, we are talking to the peruvian government to eventually have a system in machu picchu, and also in other areas of the world.

We are looking to develop the same technology and bringing it

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