The sun will provide both electricity and water

Scarab’s core technology is the cornerstone of a “project of the year” of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Using the sun to generate electricity and desalinate water in the same equipment is one of Scarab’s main concepts. Co-generation of electricity and water.

Nine international Masters students are working in the project which is led by Professor Andrew Martin of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Scarab will contribute substantially with equipment and supervisors for the project.

The concept: In large photovoltaic power plants, solar energy is transformed to electricity. Less than 30 percent of the irradiation is transformed. The rest must be dissipated to cool the solar cells. This energy which normally becomes waste heat will in our equipment be used to drive the desalination process.