Zero Mass’ solar panels turn air into drinking water

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Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population. In the third episode of Next Level season 2, Lauren Goode visits Zero Mass Water, an Arizona-based startup, that is harvesting water using solar panels that pull moisture from the air, even in the desert. Subscribe:

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22 thoughts on “Zero Mass’ solar panels turn air into drinking water

  • May 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Glorified solar dehumidifier… you’ll produce more water in less time using this as a rain catcher

  • May 27, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Turns humid air into bullshit. Invest ALL your money. lol

  • May 27, 2018 at 4:05 am

    For only 10 dollars, I will give you back the 5 dollars I borrowed from you .

  • May 27, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Nothing more than a huge dehumidifier. And a really inefficient one also. Don't fall for these scams people!

  • May 27, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    You do know that you would probably get more water per year by just channeling the water from the roof into a cistern right?

  • May 27, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    It is a solar powered dehumidifier.

  • May 28, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Why would she even mention countries like the Philippines? What braindead idiot would buy this stuff if they live in the TROPICS of all places? I've a better apparatus, its called a bucket.

  • May 29, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Even without thunderf00t's debunking video, I feel like it should be pretty intuitive that the places that are good for solar panels are not the places that are good for condensing and collecting water vapor

  • May 29, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    The proprietory material that condenses water from air is based on zeolites and absorbent polymers that work at even 10% humidity in the air. Using the solar panel power to dry the condenser after saturation / collection for reabsorbing water vapour.

  • May 29, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Lauren needs to take some JC physics-type classes, so she can ask intelligent, challenging questions when interviewing "dubious" outfits like this.

  • May 30, 2018 at 5:46 am

    This BS is why we not only need better science taught in our classrooms….but better education all around.

  • June 1, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    funny how we have oil pipes from those places who need it the most. but no water pipes back

  • June 2, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    PURE SCAM. The drier the air (which it always is in places were water is in such short supply) the more you have to lower the temperature (to get the RELATIVE humidity high) before you can even begin to collect fiendishly expensive water. The result is that the more you need the water, the more expensive it is to collect.

    Such scams could only succeed in a country where the educational system has been rendered almost totally dysfunctional.

  • June 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    If you put a dehumidifier (or this device) into a sealed room with a humidifier, who would win?

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