Solar powered desalination plant to open in Dubai this month: reports

A 50-cubic-meter-per-day desalination plant powered by solar energy is set to be launched in Dubai later this month, according to Utilities-

The regional web portal reports that Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) visited the water desalination unit at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to check on its progress.

He told “The project… supports Dewa and the UAE Water Foundation’s (Suqia)’s efforts to supply people in poor countries with clean drinking water, by conducting specialised research regarding the production of desalinated water via the use of solar energy, storing it, and supporting water technology related projects to defeat drought.”

The plant will use reverse osmosis technology, powered by a solar array.