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Solar-Powered SOURCE Hydropanels Can Produce Up To 5 Liters Of Drinking Water Per Day

Solar-Powered SOURCE Hydropanels Can Produce Up To 5 Liters Of Drinking Water Per Day

SOURCE uses capital letters to spell out its name. And the Arizona company has a product to shout about.

It’s called the SOURCE Hydropanel and is said to be able to provide clean, sustainable drinking water from sunlight and air.

SOURCE is operating in 50 countries around the world. Arizona State University, where the technology was first developed by company CEO Cody Friesen, powered up a water farm in September that can produce 400,000 gallons of drinking water a year (or about 1.5 million liters).

Magic? No, says Friesen. There’s a four-step process.

First, the hydropanel takes in ambient air via fans and collects water vapor from that air onto a hygroscopic material (that can absorb moisture).

With heat from the sun, the hydropanel converts water vapor collected into liquid water, “made pure.” The pure water is mineralized with magnesium and calcium to achieve an ideal taste profile. Finally, sensors in each hydropanel monitor and optimize the water to maintain quality.

Sounds refreshing. The hydropanels produce an average of 3-5 liters of clean drinking water per day (or up to 1.3 gallons). They can operate independently of existing infrastructure, which comes in handy in many areas of the United States.

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