By Lauren Serrato | West Valley View
Using his new technology, a solar-thermal energized hydraulic engine, Buckeye inventor Brian Hageman will use salt water from a natural aquifer beneath the city to pump through a desalination process.
The resulting new, renewable, clean water source can provide plentiful water for local agriculture, residential and commercial customers. Each water desalination facility will process 4 million gallons per day utilizing 100% solar-thermal energy. No electrical grid connection is required; however, Hageman will sell surplus electricity to the grid.
“It is an engine that runs on hot water, and this new engine replaces electric motors in the desalination system that use tons of electricity,” Hageman explained. “So, with my system we eliminate the electrical needs.”