We have launched a California public offering for the construction of the first commercial solar desalination plant to be built in California’s Central Valley.
The project is called HydroRevolution. It is an expansion of the WaterFX demonstration plant that operated last year in the Panoche Water and Drainage District in order to treat irrigation drainage water on the west side of the San Joaquin River.
1.6 billion gallons
Amount of water to be generated by HydroRevolution in one year
The new plant will eventually be capable of producing up to 1.6 billion gallons (5,000 acre-feet) of freshwater per year. HydroRevolution’s source of impaired water comes from a 7,000-acre drainage area that serves farmers in Panoche as well as several nearby Water Districts.
The plant will be capable of water treatment with zero-liquid discharge, turning the excess salt and minerals into usable by-products that have industrial applications.
All the water generated by HydroRevolution will be made available to the Panoche Water and Drainage District.