An innovative desalination plant called Solar Cucumber is a potential life-saving for water-starved communities in coastal areas. You might have read about the lack of ‘healthy and clean water’ post tsunami or earthquake for cities located near to the sea.

The solar-powered Solar Cucumber desalination plant is capable to turn seawater into drinkable freshwater at the source, rather than miles away from the scene of a shortage.


Designed with multiple-effect humidification that evaporate and condense seawater while removing its salt content, the multiple-effect humidification process is similar to the normal water cycle on earth. The difference, however, Solar Cucumber uses solar power and reverse osmosis process to separate water from other substances in the sea water, including the salt.

Encouraging technology for those remote area or cities near the shore without proper access to clean and healthy water.

[ Source: Inhabitat ]