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Ibm Solar-Powered Desalination Project Could Help Desert Populations

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Apr 8, 2010   Updated: Jul 19 2011 • References: kacst.edu.sa and gizmag
Created in collaboration with Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, the IBM solar-powered desalination project could stand to solve the water problem in desert areas.

The aim of the IBM solar-powered desalination project is the creation of a desalination plant in Al Khafji, Saudi Arabia, that uses solar arrays for energy and can produce--on a daily basis--7.9 gallons of water. This is enough for 100,000 people.

Implications - The IBM solar-powered desalination plant is a brilliant project in how it is attempting to use alternative energy sources for highly innovative purposes. IBM has always been a company that has remained at the vanguard. What do you think about this project?