Nearly $2M headed to NELHA for solar thermal desalination plant

  • The project will include commissioning an existing 2-megawatt solar thermal array at the HOST Park, pictured, and connecting it to a 130,000-gallons-per-day forward osmosis system and delivering the desalinated water to Cyanotech, a commercial customer at the HOST Park for use in the commercial aquaculture production of microalgae. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Nearly $2 million will be coming to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority as part of a U.S. Department of Energy program funding efforts to improve desalination technologies using solar power.