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Creating sustainable fresh water from desalinating seawater using Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

Project description

Solar power for sustainable water desalination

In 2015, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs identified the shortage of freshwater as a growing problem globally. As such, seawater was converted into freshwater through desalination by using fossil fuels. However, fossil fuel emits pollutants and fastens climate change worsening the problem. Solar Water Plc has found a solution that relies on solar power to produce sustainable freshwater for domestic, and industrial use. The EU-funded SWCSP - Solar Water project aims to collect real-world data and create designs for an entirely functioning seawater desalination dome powered completely by solar energy. The technology uses concentrated solar power, avoids fossil fuels and remains low-cost, carbon-neutral and low-pollutant.

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Salisbury House London Wall
EC2M 5PS London
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000