This project aims to develop an Internet-based, multi-parametric electronic platform for optimum design of desalination plants, supplied by Renewable Energy Sources (RES). The platform will rely upon 1) a solar, wind and wave energy potential database, 2) existing statistical algorithms for processing energy-related data, 3) information regarding the inter-annual water needs, 3) a database with the technical characteristics of desalination plant units and the RES components, and 4) existing algorithms for cost effective design, optimal sizing and location selection of desalination plants.

The following Actions will be implemented to reach the aforementioned objectives:

Action 1: Data collection;
Action 2: Geostatistical analysis;
Action 3: Design & development of the DESiRES platform;
Action 4: Design & sizing optimization/Demonstration;
Action 5: Capacity building.