WE TURN WAVES
INTO DRINKING WATER
Help create clean drinking water using wave energy
233 million people in coastal areas lack access to fresh water.
Coastal and island areas facing water scarcity traditionally have two options: either use desalination or ship in water from elsewhere. Current desalination efforts trend toward large, centralized plants. Aside from their potentially harmful environmental impacts, these solutions require massive amounts of electricity and/or fossil fuels, resources are very expensive on islands and remote communities.
The answer is in the waves.
To solve this issue, we’ve created SAROS, a wave-powered desalination system which uses the energy in waves to access the nearly limitless supply of water found in our oceans. We’re completely removing the dependency on electricity and fossil fuels, and creating one of the first environmentally conscious desalination systems that will allow us to bring affordable fresh water to coastal areas across the globe.
NO FOSSIL FUELS OR ELECTRICITY
On remote islands and coastal regions, small-scale technologies that operate simply and reliably off grid are needed. By using solely wave energy, SAROS provides a sustainable fresh water supply for these areas without using fossil fuels or electricity.
SIMPLE, DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM
With our technology, the economic advantages of an increased water supply do not come at the cost of environmental harm or prohibitively expensive and complicated systems. SAROS produces no emissions and minimal salt brine concentration, drastically reducing the environmental impact of desalination.
EXPANDS THE WATER SOURCE
SAROS provides a consistent supply of new, fresh water, rather than reusing current water reserve and brings desalination to areas that otherwise lacked access. By removing the dependency of outside resources, communities will be able to focus on other day to day tasks.
SUSTAINABILITY THE SAROS WAY
SAROS is committed to working with coastal and island communities facing water scarcity issues by developing a small scale technology that will provide clean, reliable, and affordable water with minimal environmental impact.
Learn more as SAROS Co-Creator Justin Sonnett walks you through a distributed system.
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