Solar + Air=Water
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Firsht2o has announced an trial of a solar powered water producing device that extracts drinking water from the air.
Solar atmospheric water generator sucks moisture from the atmosphere using solar power. The process purifies and also adds minerals to ensure the water is 100% safe for consumption.
Depending on climate conditions, the solar Atmospheric water generator system can produce up to 32 liters of clean drinking water on a typical day.
Solar power plus battery equals clean water
The system uses solar power, plus a small battery to provide constant water harvesting even on cloudy days.
The pilot project will be used in various locations including airports, cafes, community centers, commercial buildings and sustainable properties.
It aims to improve access to water in drought-stricken communities, along with reducing reliance on bottled water.
Solar technology captures water, eliminates plastic waste
According to Zero Mass Water, a standard two-panel solar array operating at 20°C produces enough water to fill a 12-pack of 500ml bottled water.
This equates to the displacement of 20,000 plastic bottles over 15 years.
This project can produce reliable drought-resistant water sources while simultaneously reducing the amount of plastic bottles that end up in landfill.
A successful roll out of the solar device could create a new product for the solar industry.