Point Paterson Desalination Plant

Point Paterson Desalination Plant

The Point Paterson Desalination Plant is a planned municipal-scale solar-powered desalination plant with land-based brine disposal just outside Port Augusta, South Australia. The Point Paterson Project utilizes a salt flat owned by a salt company but which has not been in use for solar salt production for decades. The plant will integrate renewable energy and desalination technologies to create environmentally-friendly electricity and water. In particular, the project will significantly reduce the usual greenhouse impacts associated with grid electricity demand for desalination. The project has attracted the interest of internationally renowned climatologist Professor Stephen Schneider, who has now joined the Board of Acquasol.

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