According to UN estimates, more than 2 billion people live without clean drinking water in their homes. Zero Mass Water has developed a completely revolutionary solution. Their Source device only receives water from air and sunlight.
“The Source panel created by us is currently the only solution providing access to clean water that does not need any infrastructure. It is not only safe and reliable, but also does not require a connection to any source. No access to the mains and water source, ground water mirror or rain. Water needs only sunlight and air to produce water, ”said Sidney Kay Peck with Zero Mass Water during CES 2020.
“This photovoltaic system consists of small 75-watt photovoltaic panels. Uses sunlight to generate the energy needed to power a fan. The fan draws large volumes of air into the devices, which are then heated by solar energy. The air is cooled to ambient temperature, and a special material inside the panel collects the produced water, ”explains Sidney Kay Peck.
The company introduced the first device during last year's CES exhibitions. This year, she showed off the Source Rexi Hydropanel, which is half the size of the previous version, easier to install in a private home, and can produce more water. Rexi uses a cloud-based sensor suite to provide detailed knowledge of water quality and automatic optimization features in hydropanels. Homeowners can use the smartphone app to track the performance of their hydropanels, their water quality, and the amount stored in the tank.
“The last panel has dimensions of 1 mx 1.5 m, so it takes up much less space on the roof. Due to its modular design, you can install one or two units in a residential building, or build a plant similar to a photovoltaic farm, consisting of even 2000 panels, which will allow producing a huge amount of water, ”said the expert.