Funding organisation: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU)
Contact: Dr. Franz Trieb
The AQUA-CSP study analyses the potential of concentrating solar thermal power technology for seawater desalination in the Middle East and North Africa. The result is a comprehensive data base on technology options, water demand and deficits of the MENA countries, water resources, solar energy resources and the potential markets for solar desalination. A long term scenario until the year 2050 quantifies the socio-economic and environmental impacts of this concept in the MENA region.
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Numerical data now available: (740KB)
Visit the homepage of the Menarec Conferences where the results of the study have been presented. Visit also the homepage of the preceding MED-CSP and TRANS-CSP studies. Further information on concentrating solar power research projects in Germany can be found at the VDI/VDE/IT project website.
The summary and the final report of the AQUA-CSP Study can be downloaded here: