Power and water are among the foremost challenges that humankind faces today. IEA predicts that if we continue to tap fossil sources and consume at current usage levels, the world will run out of oil reserves by 2050. According to The International Food Policy Research Institute, by 2050, more than half of the world's population will be at risk due to fresh and potable water shortage (if we continue business-as-usual). We want to address both of these challenges proactively and head-on. Therefore, we decided to focus our research dollars on a green and sustainable method for the production of steam, which can be used both to run turbines to generate electricity, and also to transfer heat for thermal desalination, thereby producing ultra-pure water.