Solar Desalination Technical Specifications

The Solar Desal prize seeks innovations relevant to all desalination-related end uses, including generating both potable and nonpotable water while minimizing concentrated brine generation from a variety of inputs, such as seawater, inland brackish water, agricultural drainage, and oil/gas extraction–produced water. Solutions may be located on or off the coastline, be on- or off-grid, and have a small, medium, or large throughput. All competitors should clearly identify the market and application they are targeting as summarized below. Competitors should specifically consider the following factors: