Solutions: Solar-Powered Desalination

Trees need water

Freshwater shortages slow growth and lead to high tree mortality rates. Projects that move forward without careful resource planning risk over-taxing existing freshwater supplies.

Solar-powered reverse osmosis (RO) can overcome water shortages and support forest restoration in arid regions. We're using this technology to accelerate dry tropical forest regrowth at our pilot site.

A very new and clean installation of a desalinization facility with enough capacity to produce all the fresh water needed for the Pacific Flight reforestation site on the Big Island of Hawaii. The facility is powered entirely by solar power and is the largest facility of this type in the world.

Reverse osmosis system example; customizable based on partner needs.

A large solar array with many rows of black solar panels sits outside under a bright blue sky.

Solar array example; customizable based on partner needs.

Solar power solves water shortages

Solar-powered reverse osmosis systems purify brackish or saltwater to supply reliable freshwater to young trees. The off-grid systems operate when sunlight is available, storing water in tanks for irrigation later. This eliminates the need for expensive batteries, and keeps system costs low.

Our Site Engineering team can help project planners design economical systems suited to their location. We use industry-leading technology from solar power and RO vendors. Costs and system specifications will vary depending on project size and region.

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