Genius RO: seawater and brackish water desalination system

Solar-powered desalination is the sustainable and resilient solution for providing communities, farms, businesses and industries in water-scarce areas with access to affordable clean water.

Ours is a water desalination system powered by the sun, designed for operator-free operation, even in remote areas.

Genius Watter is a young business with pioneering experience in the solar energy industry.

We are driven by forty-plus years of expertise in the manufacture of photovoltaic systems, our ultimate aim being to create tangible change for society.

The advantages of our patented technology

Easy to use

plug-and-play system that runs fully automatically.

High quality

it uses top-quality components and materials, designed for longevity.


no need for batteries and zero CO2 emissions.


it is a resilient system offering long service life in any location, even in remote off-grid areas.


it delivers consistently excellent performance even in low sunlight.

Genius RO: our reverse osmosis desalination solution

The solar-powered reverse osmosis desalination system is Genius Watter's core product.

Genius RO systems are designed to desalinate seawater or brackish water and purify it to remove contaminants, supplying fresh water at a rate of 20 to 3,000 m3/day.

Each system is designed and engineered to the client’s specific requirements, to ensure unbeatable performance over time.

Our system’s innovation lies in the successful combination of the constant but inherently energy-intensive osmosis process with a variable renewable energy source like solar, doing away with the need for batteries, and without risking damage to the system’s components.
We harness all available sunlight, producing and storing all the water required during the day.

100% off-grid solar-powered water supply with our patented technology

Our solar-powered seawater and brackish water desalination system has been designed for the very purpose of providing battery-free operation, working efficiently, flexibly and offering long service life.

The system operates using what is referred to as RO (Reverse Osmosis) technology, running fully automatically and entirely in sync with the sun and its varying sunlight levels.

The whole system can run even with low sunlight levels (less than 200 W/m2, from around 8 in the morning to 5 o’clock at night); this makes it very flexible, and it can harness up to 90% of the available photovoltaic power.

Genius RO always ensures a minimum supply of clean water from early morning to late afternoon, reaching the highest quantity during the middle of the day, when the sun’s radiation is at its strongest.

How our integrated system works: from desalination to distribution

The 6 innovations of our reverse osmosis desalination plant

01. Patented desalination technology

Smart components and a combination of specific software allow the system to run on its own every day, perfectly in sync with the sun and its varying radiation levels, without the need for batteries

02. Maximized use of solar energy

The automated solar energy management system optimizes the pumps and membranes to achieve high performance and ensure water is produced all day long, from early morning to late afternoon.

03. Long-lasting high performance

We approach every project with a long-term vision: a combination of high technical quality and ongoing maintenance ensures the plant has a long service life

04. 24/7 operation and maintenance

By leveraging IoT technology and internet/satellite connectivity, we can monitor and manage the whole process and all the system’s components remotely, so that we can solve any problems off site and carry out predictive maintenance.

05. Easy to install and use

The plant is factory inspected and tested: once on site, installation is very quick and, once installed, the plant operates automatically. In addition, it can be containerized or installed in an existing plant room.

06. Hybrid, battery-free system

We can produce a hybrid system, which is also connected to the grid or alternative energy sources, making the plant even more reliable and resulting in increased clean water production, all without batteries!

How Genius distributes the water

distributore automatico di acqua potabile a credito

Water ATMs

Method of accessing water by means of a drinking water vending machine — located some distance from the plant — that can be used to fill water trucks or 5-litre jerry cans.

Simply use a reloadable prepaid card or mobile payment: a certain amount of money corresponds to a given amount of dispensed water.

The water ATM can be located away from or near the water collection point (such as a village, for instance), depending on the project specifications and client requirements.

sistema idrico dello stabile

Building's plumbing system

The plant is connected straight to the building’s plumbing (a system of pipes and valves), allowing water to be delivered to different rooms simply and effortlessly.

In the event of a hotel, for instance, water is supplied directly to the kitchen, laundry, bar and individual guest rooms: simply turn on a standard tap to get running water treated by our desalination unit.

sistema di irrigazione goccia a goccia

Drip irrigation

As above, our plant is connected straight to the end system, in this case a drip irrigation system.

This solution brings a number of important advantages, including a significant reduction in water usage, as it is delivered to the roots of plants more accurately than with sprinkler or surface irrigation systems.

Maintenance and involvement of local communities and businesses

Here at Genius Watter, we recognize the valuable and essential role played by the locals. In the same vein, we appreciate how helping communities to grow and develop high-level expertise is a huge added value.

With our experience in carrying out solar projects in remote locations across Africa since the ’80s, we know full well that providing water and energy is not just a question of designing and installing a plant. Maintenance, ongoing support and getting the local communities and businesses involved are key to solving the issues of access to water and energy in isolated areas.

One of our most important goals is just that: getting locals involved in all projects, especially in the construction of the plant and its running and maintenance in the long term.

We provide local professionals and technicians with training through specific activities, sharing our technology and know-how, learning from each other in an effective mutual exchange that reaps its own rewards.

The only one-stop-shop solution

One of our major pluses would have to be the consulting factor: our ability to really listen to each request and interpret the brief to come up with the best fit makes us the ideal partner, offering a personalized service with optimal, comprehensive, bespoke solutions.

We are a one-stop shop, handling the whole “water value chain” from start to finish: from locating groundwater to producing a custom design; from project funding to the development and implementation of technology; through to the plant’s long-term running and maintenance.

We become partners to our potential clients, offering them bespoke solutions tailored to their specific needs and the actual situation in question.

Our long-term vision sees us deliver on our promise of full and lasting support no matter what the client’s water needs, coming up with technically, socially and financially sustainable and viable custom projects.

Our solar-powered desalination plants around the globe

Request more information

    You will receive an online questionnaire for a preliminary feasibility analysis
    Our engineers will design the solution that best suits your situation based on the information you provide us.
    We will work up a project proposal tailored to your requirements and send it to you ASAP.
    We’ll take it from here, while you get to enjoy clean water every day.

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