WASHINGTON, September 20, 2017 - DOE’s SunShot Initiative intends to release a funding opportunity for solar desalination technology on or about Sept. 25. Rather than using high-value electricity as an energy input, solar thermal desalination can achieve lower costs than current reverse osmosis systems by lowering the cost of collecting and storing solar thermal energy and increasing the efficiency of thermal desalination technologies. Funding is being considered for low cost solar thermal heat; innovative thermal desalination techniques; solar thermal integrated desalination; and solar thermal desalination analysis. SunShot is a national initiative to drive down the cost of solar energy.

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