We are proud to have the support of industry-leading partners that share in our vision of producing low-cost, carbon-neutral hydro infrastructures that will provide wide-ranging social and environmental benefits.


Cranfield University is acknowledged to be the leading UK organisation conducting research and development in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP).

Professor Christopher Sansom serves on the Solar Water Plc board of Directors. Cranfield has substantial experience in projects of this nature, having been tasked with running multiple solar energy projects over the last few years.

Its client base comprises over 1,500 institutions including NASA and the US military as well as companies such as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Northumbrian Water. Cranfield CSP team has secured numerous European Union grants for different aspects of solar technology.

British Water is the trade association for British water companies and organisations.

It has a wide and varied membership covering all sectors of the water industry – from consultants, legal and financial partnerships, manufacturers of equipment and multi-disciplinary contractors to SMEs. British Water works to bring a coherent approach to delivering in partnership with water companies, the best for the British water industry.

Solar Water Plc is a member of British Water and is strongly supported by the association. Solar Water Plc has already participated in a range of British Water events in Abu Dhabi, Singapore and London, and has been a sponsor of British Water events.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for striking and extending trade agreements for the U.K.

DIT’s purpose is to develop, coordinate and deliver a new trade policy for the United Kingdom, including preparing for and then negotiating free trade agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries.

Solar Water Plc has received official recognition and support from the DIT. They have expressed great belief and enthusiasm for its innovation and ability to create a sustainable, low-cost, carbon-neutral technology to produce fresh water from large scale desalination of seawater.

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Creating sustainable fresh water from desalinating seawater using Concentrating Solar Power

Solar Water has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 855159 — SWCSP – Solar Water.


Solar Water Plc is proud to announce that it has been declared the winner of the coveted Water Treatment Award for 2018.

The award was presented at the 11th Rushlight annual awards ceremony, held at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Rushlight is an organisation that promotes the development and deployment of clean technologies, innovation and sustainable solutions. The Rushlight awards ceremony provides an exceptional showcase for companies at all stages of development operating within the sustainability sector.

“We are delighted to receive such a prestigious award and that our work within the sustainability sector has been recognised on such a large scale. We hope that this will further raise our corporate profile and give us the opportunity to meet new and like-minded investors and partners on this ground-breaking development.”

– Malcolm Aw – Solar Water Plc founder


We are very proud to announce that UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has officially pledged its support for our solution to the world’s fresh water shortage crisis.

UNESCO is an extremely important global organisation that seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. Its programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations in 2015.

In a letter to Solar Water’s founder Malcolm Aw, UNESCO stated:

“We are pleased to express our support for solar water that developed a sustainable technology to produce fresh water using solar power energy on an industrial scale.

Solar Water Plc in its mission to develop this project in its pilot phase has decided to carry it out in the Canary Islands considering that it is the most suitable legacy for its geographical conditions and experience in the subject matter.

We wish to express our interest in the implementation of this pilot project in our city to evaluate solar water technology.

Given the great interest that this project and technology can have for us, this letter is showing our support and collaboration.”

We are very honoured to receive the backing of UNESCO and we look forward to sharing all the exciting developments from our pilot project with them.