Australia Is Deploying 150 Solar Devices That Suck Water From Thin Air
The devices, called Source, are manufactured by an Arizona-based company called Zero Mass Water. Each ‘hydropanel’ weighs about 300 pounds and consists of an array of four foot by eight foot solar panels, an air filter, and a water reservoir that can hold up to 30 liters of water. Fans draw outside air through the hydropanel’s air filter is made out of a proprietary hygroscopic material that attracts water molecules from the air.
This water is then routed into the reservoir where it is treated with minerals and ozone to maintain taste and quality.