These Solar Panels Can Pull Clean Drinking Water Out Of The Air – Business Insider
Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access
to clean drinking water.
A startup called Zero Mass Water
aims to make clean water easily accessible to more people around the world. In 2015, it launched its first product, Source — a solar panel array that harvests and filters water from vapor in the air. The company has installed the devices in 11 countries, including Chile, Jordan, Peru
, and the US, where it became available in late 2017.
Now, SOURCE is adding Australia to that list.
The arrays are customized based on the customer’s needs, Friesen said. A typical SOURCE for a home has two panels, while one designed for a school in Mexico City with 50 students has 10 panels. If a two-panel array harvested 5 liters of water daily, that would be enough for an American family of three.