A new kind of solar panel is being tested in water scarce regions of Ecuador, Jordan, and Mexico where the device, called Source, pulls moisture from the atmosphere to provide clean drinking water. Developed by the Arizona-based startup Zero Mass Water, the setup uses solar energy to produce potable water for a family of four or an entire hospital, depending on how many panels are in use.
The device, featuring solar panels on top and a rainwater barrel below, would be a source for two scarce resources in developing countries.
The simple open source design was created to be made by local craftsmen in areas where clean drinking water is scarce.
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Self-propelled robots could be deployed to clean solar panels in arid regions, keeping them at top efficiency, without using any water.