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Concentrated solar power and desalination combined

July 19, 2021

It is part of a project called ‘Desolination’, intended to improve the efficiency of both concentrator solar power and desalination. “Not only will improvement be made on the independent systems but also on their coupling taking advantage of the mutual interactions and potentialities,” according to the Politecnico di Milano, which is part of the consortium.

The final demonstration system, to be finished in May 2025, will be built on the premises of King Saud University in Riyadh.

Electricity at under 90€/MWh and fresh water at under 0.9€/m3 is expected from the prototype.

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