Solar RO with batteries.
Plug & play. Solar powered battery desalination.
To enjoy independent clean water at any location, we have a solar powered reverse osmosis solution assisted by batteries that works everywhere. Combined state-of-the-art solar panels and battery technology allows efficient reverse osmosis, while minimizing battery size. The batteries used require no maintenance, are suitable for warm climates and enjoy a long lifetime.
This plug & play off-grid solution is containerized to be quickly commissioned in a matter of days. The solar panels are placed on top of the container. As alternative, all components can be integrated in preferred locations, to avoid impact on existing infrastructure and limit the footprint. The high-efficiency solar powered reverse osmosis is equipped with remote monitoring for control and designed for simple operation. All components are purpose-built to survive corrosive environments and ensure a long lifetime.
Solar energy reverse osmosis is ideal for remote applications with potable water generation below 3 USD per 1000 liters. Its production capacity can be doubled using a hybrid solar-grid desalination version. It runs on solar energy during the day and uses an existing energy supply during the night to reduce the payback time even more. The units are available already at a few m³ per day for remote communities, up to millions of liters of potable water per day for entire islands.
How solar-powered desalination works:
Desalination without a carbon footprint.
The solar energy reverse osmosis solutions can be designed for any requested water supply. We provide containerized units for plug and play installation, or we can integrate all separate components to your preference into (existing) infrastructure. Please find the footprint of different capacities as examples:
|Footprint indication||5 m³/day|
|Solar panels m² (ft²)||19 m² (205 ft²)||190 m² (2,050 ft²)||760 m² (8,180 ft²)|
|Battery capacity kWh||9||90||360|
|Option 1: Container type ft||10 ft||40 ft||2 x 40 ft|
|Option 2: Desalination footprint m² (ft²)||5 m² (54 ft²)||17 m² (183 ft²)||34 m² (366 ft²)|
Solar desalination battery reference: Philippines.
Water kiosk using solar powered-grid hybrid desalination.
‘’There are four major issues in the provision of potable drinking water in Southeast Asia: water cost, quality, access, and environmental impact. Working with EWM technology we are able to invest locally into decentralized water production solutions that overcome each of these challenges. Starting in the Philippines, regions where we operate can now enjoy affordable high-quality water that has been produced using a sustainable method, in line with our vision.’’
Small-scale solar energy reverse osmosis with low energy consumption. Take a look at how we ensure a minimum of maintenance and stress-free operation:
Example case of solar RO using batteries.
A community with access to safe and affordable water thanks to solar desalination.
The problem: expensive unsafe water
The community relies on water that is trucked in on a daily basis. The results are a questionable quality upon delivery and a high water tariff of 6 $/m³. Lacking an alternative, the people are forced to spend a majority of their limited income on water, without the assurance of good quality and sufficient availability.
The solution: solar energy desalination
This changes completely when a decentralized solution of Elemental Water Makers is put in place. The solar powered reverse osmosis solution, which can be operated to produce 5 m³/day off- grid using only solar energy. There is also the option to produce 11 m³/day in hybrid mode making use of grid or generator power during the night. The solution allows the people to enjoy savings on the water expenses of 75% and total savings of over 300.000 $. The solution’s payback is 2.5 years.
The benefits: savings & development
The community now has high-quality potable water on-site, without the dependency of water trucking and associated carbon emissions, saving 10 ton CO2 per year. The solution leads to empowerment, jobs and possibilities for education.
Water tariff in $/m3
Over $300.000 in total savings.