IIT has set up a experimentation desalination plant in Vivekananda Memorial in Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The desalination plant will produce 10,000 liters of fresh water and will work on solar-powered lo- temperature flash desalination system. The project cost of ₹ 12.2 million is funded by Ministry of Earth Sciences. Since, the plant is operated on solar power it will function from 9am and 4pm. The generated power, converted from DC to AC through an inverter, is stored in 14 batteries to provide 30-minute power backup.