Design Engineering
Showcase 2022

Solar Water Plx


Project Details

Alana Bralsford
Technical Team
Technical Intern

Solar Water Plc have pioneered carbon neutral desalination using their 5th generation solar concentrators to harness the power of the sun. They deliver a unique, viable, innovative solution to create a new paradigm in water production that is also a standalone, self-sustaining system, ideal for remote location requirements. I worked with both the technical and commercial teams, specifically developing proposals, visuals, and presentations, and undertaking research to implement highly effective technology and innovation with minimal environmental impact.

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Role and Contributions

My main role was as a technical intern within the technical team, and I also commonly worked alongside the CCO in the commercial team. I led the research on brine management and built networking skills when contacting suppliers. I reviewed relevant literature and recommended using a submerged multiport diffuser, proven to achieve a high degree of dilution with minimal environmental impact, and is now a constituent of Solar Water’s solution. I undertook considerable and detailed research to calculate Solar Water’s mitigated carbon footprint for each project in the pipeline to develop: the sustainable value benefit of the business, and the proposal to acquire Gold Standard approval and earn Carbon Credits. I learnt Blender and used Adobe Ae to create an animation of their solar collector tracking the sun to bring to life the detail of the design vision in a way that had not previously been achieved. I completed considerable and detailed research to write pre- feasibility proposals for governments and selectively extracted and consolidated information for country-specific considerations, objectives and benefits. I had a flair for combining innovation and engineering with graphic aesthetics using Figma and Adobe Illustrator to create beautiful presentations that brought an extra layer of engagement to Solar Water’s offering.

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