(1) how can solar energy make drinking water from brackish and seawater?
(2) is it possible to convert the stored energy generated into electricity?
Three years after filing his research, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Battah, two patents:
- Solar Distillation System 6,494,995 B1, converts raw water into drinking water,
- Solar Thermal Energy Conversion System 7,127,849 B2, captures and recycles solar heat and converts the stored energy into electricity
One of its first solar desalination plants has been completed at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), which is ranked among the Top Ten universities in India. The plant was constructed with steel and copper and will purify up to 100,000 liters of groundwater on campus each day.
The recent World Water Forum warns that in 20 years, half the world's population will be affected by water shortages, which means more casualties of drought and hunger, especially in developing nations. SWE is up for the challenge. Already, we are responding to requests from governments and corporations from around the globe that want and need cost effective solutions to alleviate water and power shortages.
Solutions to worldwide water shortages are within our grasp. At SWE, we are excited about the possibilities that our breakthrough technology provides. We are extremely pleased that our solar desalination systems and solar thermal energy conversion systems will positively impact the quality of life for generations to come.
At Solar Water Energy, we are doing something about it. At Solar Water Energy, we provide Green Solutions for a Thirsty World.