Menorah Islands Project to install solar-powered atmospheric water generators
The Menorah Islands Project idea, which is intended to create a complex of nine artificial islands off the Israeli coast, is calling for the use of solar-powered atmospheric water generators to create an additional source of water for the arid region.
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, April 7, 2015 -- The Menorah Islands Project idea, which is intended to create a complex of nine artificial islands off the Israeli coast, is calling for the use of solar-powered atmospheric water generators (AWG) to create an additional source of water for the arid region.
AWGs extract water from humidity in the atmosphere, creating fully potable water from thin air. The technique has been hailed as an increasingly important solution to addressing clean drinking water and water shortages. AWGs are currently capable of generating several thousand gallons per day. Their use has been discussed in relation to several large cities throughout the world that are facing water shortage issues.
Project developers believe that a significant portion of the artificial island complex's water can be generated from this unique source. Additional water-generation will come from a massive, solar-powered desalination plant that will be built on the mainland where the "trunk" of the menorah is shaped. When combined, these techniques will create enough drinking water to export back to the mainland and serve to relieve the stress on the Middle East's continually stressed water supplies.
|A sketch of the Menorah Islands Project|
In the long-term, the project sees an opportunity to create peace between hostile Middle Eastern neighbors by serving as a unifying force through economic collaboration and mutual benefit. The entire complex aims to be the greenest artificial island project ever attempted by utilizing solar power and other environmentally friendly power generating methods.
The Menorah Islands Project artificial islands concept could also incorporate several other environmentally-savvy technologies, including passive systems in place of heating and air conditioning; wind and solar power; and electric car charging stations to encourage gas-free travel.
About the Menorah Islands Project
The Menorah Islands Project is a concept for a group of nine artificial islands -- seven permanent and two that emerge from the water -- off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea. A beautiful place to live, work and vacation, the Menorah Islands would be a world center for education, a model for environmentally-friendly practices, a showcase for emerging technologies, and would be a safe haven for people of all religions and races. For more information, visit www.themenorahislands.com.