This report was released as part of the Project ProDes (Promotion of Renewable Energy for Water production through Desalination).
The project ProDes (2008-2010) brings together 14 European organisations in order to support the market development of renewable energy desalination technology in Southern Europe. At present the main renewable energy technology options for powering desalination (reverse osmosis or distillation technologies) are: solar thermal, concentrated solar power, photovoltaic, wind power, geothermal energy and ocean energy.
This document analyses the potential of different regions â Oceania, South Africa, Middle East and North Africa â for the development of renewable energy desalination projects. The potential is measured in terms of natural and geographic conditions, funding and investment opportunities, legislation, among others. Specific country profiles are also included, regarding Australia, Morocco and South Africa