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

IrrigationNets

Using seawater to cool pv-solar power plants and support agriculture

December 2019
Gallery IrrigationNets 1
Gallery IrrigationNets 1
01.

Identification

IrrigationNets enable climate adaptation for agriculture.

IrrigationNets prevent yield losses caused by droughts and increasing temperatures. These IrrigationNets can desalinate seawater or saline groundwater to adapt open field agriculture to climate change. These salt free seawater cooling infrastructures produce very large quantities of salt-free cold moist and generate air that cools and humidifies entire fields of several hectares. At first, PV solar power plants are cooled down which then can generate up to 18% more electricity. In one hand it cools down the solar power plant, and in the other hand it supports agriculture in arid regions. It doesn't generate drinkable water, but a very large amount of cold wet air. Due to the simultaneous positive effects for power generation and agriculture the system is already profitable for power plants from 500 kW in combination with agriculture. To conclude it generates net 10-12% more energy due to cooling as well as 30% more yield in agriculture.

Label Date December 2019
From Germany
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For 220'400$ as share ; EPC companies as costumers

Sectors - Value chain - Application

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

The environmental benefits

  • Egypt will bind 2700 tonnes of CO2 due to desert greening
  • A single device will desalinate 4,000,000 litres and spread this on thousands of hectares
03.

The Financial benefits

  • 10-12 % more electric yield from PV-solar power plants
  • 30% more yield in agriculture
04.

Activity Region

  • /
  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Irrigation Nets

Offers a solution for farmers dealing with salinized groundwater problems or who wish to use sea water to provide freshwater to their fields.

View company profile
Headquarters 12305 Berlin, Deutschland
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.