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AQUA-CSP Solar Thermal Power Plants and Seawater Desalination

Sponsered by: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU)


  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt(DLR, Germany)
  • National Energy Research Center (NERC, Jordan)
  • University of Aden, (Univ. Aden, Yemen)
  • University of Sana’a, (Univ. Sana’a, Yemen)
  • University of Bahrain, (Bahrain)
  • Prof. Abdelaziz Bennouna, (Rabbat, Morocco)
  • Internationales Forschungszentrum für Erneuerbare Energien e.V. (IFEED, Germany)
  • kernenergien – The Solar Power Company (Germany)
  • Nokraschy Engineering GmbH (NE, Germany and Egypt)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft Club of Rome (CoR, Germany)
  • House of Water and Environment Palestine (HWE, Palestine)
  • Center for Solar Energy Studies (CSES, Libya)
  • Centre de Developpement des Energies Renouvelables (CDER, Morocco)
  • University of Bremen (Germany)


The AQUA-CSP study analyses the potential of concentrating solar thermal power technology for seawater desalination in the Middle East and North Africa. The result is a comprehensive data base on technology options, water demand and deficits of the MENA countries, water resources, solar energy resources and the potential markets for solar desalination. A long term scenario until the year 2050 quantifies the socio-economic and environmental impacts of this concept in the MENA region.

Download of the Project Flyer

The summary and the final report of the AQUA-CSP Study can be downloaded here:

AQUA-CSP - Final Summary

AQUA-CSP - Final Report