Komodo Water

Solar powered fresh water & ice solutions for fishing communities
2019 SEED Low Carbon Award Clean Energy Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

Komodo Water produces and sells water and ice blocks for fishermen, fish sellers, and tourist boats. They use efficient reverse osmosis machines and icemakers powered by solar technology. The company purifies brackish water of TDS 9000 ppm into water with drinking quality of TDS 11-13 ppm certified by National Health Department.

Their ice blocks last longer than normal ice packs, allowing fishermen to go fishing further from areas where they reside.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Komodo Water offers reliable drinking water and ice blocks to fishermen and coastal communities through a zero-carbon solar powered methodology.
  • Solving water scarcity for 2,000+ families and reducing infant and children deaths caused by contaminated water
  • Empowering the community by forming a mechanism they can participate in
  • Enhancing skills in maintenance of the machine and conducting community development activities
  • Reducing 1,000 plastic packs (per day) from water and ice packaging which mostly end up in the sea
  • Reducing diesel fuel consumption by 14,400 litres and avoiding 9,720 kg CO2 emission by switching to clean solar energy

  • Generating new business unit as retailers and distributors
  • Generating additional income of USD 98,000 annually for fishermen by improving fish handling and transportation processes
  • Increasing sales up to 50% through innovative cooling system that keep catches fresh for longer



This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

GIZ arranges cooperation between Komodo Water and technology experts, provides technology design and quality assurance during manufacturing and installation.

AIREF is an Indonesia refrigeration manufacturer. AIREF provides technicians and facilities to store, assemble, and test run the machine.

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