Desalination & Renewables

Summary

Energy costs are highest percentage of the total cost of utilizing desalinization technology in highly water-constrained cities. Renewable energy sources with stable “fuel” supplies and low operating costs, like concentrated solar power arrays or waste-to-energy systems, can significantly reduce the operating costs of desalinization plants. They also can provide a back-up power supply to improve system resilience for essential institutions, like schools, hospitals, or cooling centers, in severe weather events.

Part of Solution

  • Water Efficiency Financing