The Explorer is a one-of-a-kind search engine that showcases profitable climate solutions from all over the world which are part of an ever-growing, curated, and publicly-accessible database. Select your profile, your needs and climate goals to discover the solutions that fit best with your situation.

Explore Learn more

Cancel Confirm

My Project

The Solutions Explorer lets you shortlist your favorite solutions in Project(s) you’ve created. You can create multiple projects.

Your Project will show up here.


Sign in to create project and save solutions.

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

My Project

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

Save to project

The Solutions Explorer lets you shortlist your favorite solutions in Project(s) you’ve created. You can create multiple projects.

Your Project will show up here.




Sign in to create project and save solutions.

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

Create new project

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

Your Search Alerts

The Solutions Explorer lets you create alerts that match your needs. You can create several alerts and you will receive a notification each time a new Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions is labeled and matches your filters.

Your Search Alerts will show up here.


Sign in to create alerts for your filters and search terms.

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

Connect with the innovator

You can contact each Solution’s Innovator through the « Solutions Explorer » contact form. The team will also follow up to make sure you’ll have an answer to your request.

Your contact form will show up here.




Sign in to connect with the Innovator

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

My Account

Sign in

Don't have an account?

Sign up

CSMED

Concentrated solar systems for water security in the middle east and north africa

February 2021
Gallery CSMED 1
Gallery CSMED 1
01.

Identification

This Solution aims to provide sustainable, cost-efficient, robust and simple to operate technology which cleans/distils wastewater and otherwise unusable, or contaminated water sources, to provide clean, pure and safe water for where there is need. Concentrated Solar Multi Effect Distillation & Dewatering Systems (CSMED) uses solar thermal energy to process water from a range of sources including, for example, agriculture, industry, mining or municipal wastewater, brackish bore and hyper-saline water (including salt lakes), seawater and even mine tailings dams. The clean and safe water can then be reused for agriculture, mining and industry, thus taking pressure off precious freshwater sources. In addition, it can also be used to supply or supplement safe drinking water where needed, made available for municipal and local business use or be released back into the natural landscape. Reclaiming, purifying and reusing water reduces risks of leaching and release of contaminated wastewater into soils, watercourses, groundwater and marine environments.

Label Date February 2021
From United States
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
  • /
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Each CSMED unit can supply around 10,000,000 litres of distilled water p.a to where there is need from otherwise unusable sources, reducing stress on available fresh water sources.
  • Each CSMED unit can provide enough distilled water per day at source and off grid for in excess of 3,000 kg of green hydrogen production
  • The CSMED units utilisation of Solar Energy as the primary source is estimated to result in 180MT - 350 MT of CO2e savings p.a. per unit when compared with fossil fuel powered alternatives
  • The CSMED Dewatering system can provide Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) solutions that can eliminate environmental impact of concentrated brine discharge into the environment
03.

The Financial benefits

  • At Scale, CSMED Levelised Cost of Water is calculated to be in line with current costs of tap water in some regions
  • In some cases, for example, in remote communities, the CSMED cost of water can be up to 70% cheaper when compared with current supply practices
  • In some regions the CSMED units used to process contaminated water on site can save customers around 90% on their current clean water supply costs
04.

Activity Region

  • /

North america

United States,

Australia

Australia,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Low Impact Technologies (LIT)

Solar Thermal Water Purification/Desalination & Dewatering - Clean Water Production & Green Hydrogen Energy Distillate

View company profile Solution website
Headquarters Fletcher, NC 28732, USA
06.

Networking Partner

Waterpreneurs

Waterpreneurs is a global “for-impact organisation”, supporting the scaling-up of impact investments financing the growth of WASH enterprises operating in developing countries, and respecting human rights. Waterpreneurs brings extensive knowledge of the water and sanitation entrepreneurial sector, impact investing and facilitation of marketplaces.

View partner profile
Solutions Associated 29
Connect with the innovator Save to Project

The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.