Power plants need water to generate electricity, but electricity is also usually required to filter or desalinate water.

This reciprocal relationship — known as the water-energy nexus — means that producing one of these resources can deplete the other.

However, a group of researchers recently unveiled a device that can desalinate water and produce electricity at once by using heat from a solar panel to power the water filtration process.

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