Saudi Arabia, UAE Seek Pioneering Role In Solar Desalination

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are pushing ahead with plans to take on a pioneering role in the development of solar-powered desalination technology. Saudi Arabia will work with Spain’s Abengoa to develop the world’s first large-scale solar desalination plant, while the UAE and France’s GDF Suez will build a pilot desalination plant powered entirely by solar energy.

Riyadh-based Advanced Water...