Special solar panels are turning air into drinking water.
Instead of producing electricity for the building, the panels produce drinking water by pulling moisture out of the air.
That heat creates a water vapor that is then turned into liquid, which is then purified and stored in a reservoir inside the unit.
Eventually, the water will be piped to a drinking fountain inside the building.
Each panel produces about 5 to 7 liters of water a day.
“We’re generating water for about ten cents a liter over the life of the panel,” said Tony Arnerich, managing partner of 3×5 Partners.
The company said the panels are currently being used to produce clean drinking water in more than 15 countries around the world.