Floating solar receivers for distributed desalination

Year 2016
Project team Gang Chen with Svetlana V. Boriskina, Thomas Cooper and George Ni

Localizing high temperatures to water surface

Increasingly, communities are turning to seawater desalination to manage intense droughts and satisfy growing freshwater demand. This project addresses the challenges associated with scalability, cost and water safety by using solar receivers to localize high temperatures to the water surface for distributed desalination and/or waste-water treatment.

This grant was funded by the JWAFS Solution Program

George Ni presents their project at IdeaStream 2017.