From Arizona-based startup Zero Mass Water comes something called a “Hydropanel”, which generates drinking water from ambient air.
Developed by material scientist Cody Friesen, the hydropanel is designed to produce four to 10 liters of drinking water every day depending on weather conditions and humidity levels.
A standard Source array comprises two hydropanels, which produces enough water for four to six people.
Sunlight powers fans inside the panel that pull in humidity from the air.
Once inside the panel, air is purified and passed through a sponge-like material that concentrates the water vapor and deposits it in a reservoir.
The water is mineralized for drinking and ozonated to ensure it’s kept clean.
For continental U.S. customers, a Source array with two hydropanels is expected to cost between $5,500 and $6,500.