PRODES – Promotion of Renewable Energy for Water Production Through Desalination

Participants:
WIP (D); Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) (GR); Univ. Palermo (I); INETI (P); Ao Sol (P); Fraunhofer Gesellschaft ISE (D); Befesa (E); AquaMarine Power (UK); Hellas Energy (GR); European Desalination Society (EDS) (I); CIEMAT-PSA (E); Tinox (D); Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) (E); Capital Connect (GR).

Contact:
Michael Papapetrou, WIP, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funding:
EC funded project, cost shared (IEE): 1,023 k€

Duration:
October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2010

Background:
In Southern Europe desalination is an increasingly important energy demand factor. Using renewable energy to power desalination, either in stand-alone or grid connected systems, will allow better load control and consequently wider renewable energy use in these areas. The project will support the use of renewable energy in remote areas where the grid cannot accommodate high penetration of intermittent sources.

Objectives:
(i) Bring together the actors and coordinate their activities; (ii) set the foundation for training of specialists; (iii) help the technology providers to reach their niche markets; (iv) facilitate the flow of capital for product and project development; (v) improve the regulatory framework conditions; (vi) raise awareness about the technology.