“This machine can make salty water drinkable — using only the sun’s rays” – The Washington Post – May 6, 2015

On May 6, 2015 The Washington Post reported on a water desalination system developed by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) “that uses the sun’s energy to turn brackish liquid into contaminant-free water safe for drinking and for crops.” The system was inspired during and developed/inveneted following a trip to India in 2013.

In April 2015, the inventors of the system were given “the $140,000 “Desal Prize,” an award sponsored by Securing Water for Food, a joint project of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the governments of Sweden and the Netherlands. Some 68 engineering teams from 29 countries competed in the contest, hosted by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation in Alamogordo, New Mexico.”

You may read the article on The Washington Post internet site.