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UAE, China Partner On Renewable Energy-Based Water Desalination Technology

A Middle-east country which is rapidly taking strides to change the way it generates energy, and one of the leading global renewable energy production companies have joined hands to promote water desalination using renewable energy.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China recently signed an agreement to work together in increasing the use of renewable energy in water desalination technology. Representative of Masdar and China Vanke will collaborate on this front.

The agreement will likely aim to marry the desalination technologies that Masdar is working on with the low-cost solar power technology mastered by China. The signing of the agreement took place days after the UAE launched the Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance at COP21 climate change conference at Paris. The Alliance has set a target to integrate renewable energy with desalination technology and reduce the energy consumed in the process by 40%.

Desalination plants are critical for the survival of nations that lack natural source of potable water and cities located in arid regions. UAE, itself, relies on desalinated water for 99% of its needs. Masdar has taken the initiative to increase the efficiency as well as sustainability of the desalination process. Masdar is working on a long-term goal to implement renewable energy-powered desalination plants in the UAE and to start commercial operation of such facilities by 2020.

 
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