Israeli company brings desalination, solar technologies together to fight drought

Israel is well known for its significant advancements in both the solar and desalination fields. Tethys Solar Desalination (TSD) has brought them both together to help with fighting the global drought and lack of clean drinking water to billions around the world.

Rather than using the preferred method today, photo-voltaic cells used to create energy which in turn desalinizes and treats the water, TSD’s method involves little to no energy at all. Heat from the sun evaporates the water, that purified steam is then cooled back into a liquid. Unlike large desalination plants like the Carlsbad project designed by Israeli engineering firm, IDE, which process around 190,000 cubic meters per day, TSD’s off-the-grid solution can process up to 10,000 cubic meters of water per day.

To learn more about TSD and their progress, visit Israel21c or their website:

Author: Ethan Goldspiel

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