Solar power will be used to desalinate sea water in a novel project launched by Oman earlier this month.
Sponsored by the Korean ministry of environment within the framework of the Korean-Omani cooperation, the pilot project is designed to scale up sustainability in the country’s water production, reports Utilities.
The location chosen to implement this avant-garde project is a farm in the Suwaiq wilayat in the North Al Batinah Governorate and is being led by the Korean company Prosave.
The pilot aims to solve water shortage problems in countries suffering from water crises, especially in the Middle East.
With an aim to solve water scarcity in areas suffering from increasing drought, especially in the Middle East, the pilot is one of a set of pioneering projects abroad being supported by KISA’s and the KOTRA global green initiative.
Using novel scientific solutions and techniques in the desalination field, the project also aims to find potent solutions to the problem of salinity in farms.
Through the use of reverse osmosis process (RO), the project is composed of photovoltaic (PV) panels that are connected to save energy. It has the capacity to generate 350 kilowatt in 8 hours and can reduce the cost of electricity by producing 32 tonnes of fresh water per day (8 hours) using 56 kilowatts of electricity.