Integrated Water & Energy
Water shortages in the West have been increasing towards crisis levels (same areas in CA and TX proposed for GEM TEOR deployment). Increasingly frequent and intense droughts, population growth, and environmental demands are driving this impending U.S. crisis (see Water 2025).
Large-scale coastal desalination is seen as a vital part of the solution to this crisis. Two barriers to coastal desalination are energy (need new, clean energy source) and cost. GEM’s technology solves these issues by establishing a carbon-free renewable energy source for free, in sufficient quantities to power enough coastal desalination to replace the entire municipal water needs in CA and TX.