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?