Zero Mass Water confirmed us final 12 months that its Source Hydropanel may pull water out of skinny air. And now it’s decreasing the dimension of these panels — kindling hope that sooner or later we’ll have an artisanal water supply on each rooftop.

The Scottsdale, Arizona-based startup is returning to CES, the huge tech commerce present in Las Vegas this week, with a new Source Rexi Hydropanel that is half the dimension of the earlier model, is simpler to put in, and may produce extra water on a each day foundation. The firm can be introducing its new “water-as-a-service” enterprise mannequin.

The Source Hydropanel is the brainchild of Cody Friesen, CEO of Zero Mass Water and affiliate professor of supplies science at Arizona State University.

Zero Mass Water is one of these corporations that hopes to alter the world. Like one thing out of Frank Herbert’s basic science fiction novel Dune, it has created the Source Hydropanel, which may extract water from air and electrical energy. It does so through the use of air and photo voltaic panels to create the proper circumstances to hurry up the course of of condensing water from even arid air.

This looks as if magic, because it requires no electrical enter, pipes, or public utility infrastructure. And it’s why I thought of Zero Mass Water’s Source Hydropanels to be one of the greatest merchandise of CES 2019 final 12 months. The magnificence of the product is that it makes use of the assets that are already in abundance round us — the water that exists in our air. That’s essential, as 2 million individuals in the U.S. don’t have entry to operating water, and poisonous perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) have been present in water provides throughout 49 states.

The new mannequin Source Hydropanel

Zero Mass Water has a new rooftop well that pulls water out of the air

Above: Source Rexi Hydropanel is smaller than Zero Mass Water’s earlier model.

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The new residential mannequin, known as Rexi, is half the dimension of a normal Hydropanel with a lowered kind issue optimized for rooftop water manufacturing on properties, as well as faculties and companies. Preorders start immediately, and installations are scheduled to start in summer time 2020.

The new Source Rexi Hydropanel incorporates developments from the unique Source Hydropanel launched in 2017, together with larger effectivity charges, attributable to developments in supplies science, software program, and thermodynamics, as well as inside analysis.

Rexi makes use of a cloud-based sensor suite to convey detailed water-quality information and automatic optimization options to residential Hydropanels put in throughout the world. Homeowners can monitor the efficiency of their Hydropanels, the high quality of their water, and the out there quantity of water saved in every Hydropanel’s reservoir by means of the Source smartphone app.

Zero Mass Water’s focus is on offering off-grid, impartial entry to good ingesting water for each individual in each place, empowering individuals to create their very own ingesting water in a sustainable and low-cost manner.

How it really works

Zero Mass Water has a new rooftop well that pulls water out of the air

Above: Cody Friesen is CEO of Zero Mass Water.

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Source Hydropanels operate by first adsorbing water vapor from the air onto a hygroscopic materials. The environment friendly software of photo voltaic power causes the water vapor to breathe from the supplies inside the Hydropanel, elevating the relative humidity to a passively condensing vapor. As the hygroscopic supplies solely entice water molecules, the liquid water produced is pure, not not like distilled. The improvements behind Source earned the firm the 2019 Lemelson-MIT Prize, awarded for invention by the prestigious technical establishment.

The new Source Rexi Hydropanels will retail for $2,500. They will probably be on show at CES 2020 at sales space CP-5, positioned in the Central Plaza.

Water-as-a-service mannequin

Zero Mass Water has a new rooftop well that pulls water out of the air

Above: Zero Mass Water can deploy plenty of Source Fields with its Hydropanels.

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Zero Mass Water has launched a approach to provide bigger quantities of water by means of a new enterprise mannequin. The firm stated it has deployed a number of Source Fields, or large-scale Hydropanel arrays that create an ongoing provide of water for communities and companies.

Able to function independently of {an electrical} grid, Source Fields could be deployed just about wherever in the world and are succesful of producing thousands and thousands of gallons of renewable ingesting water at a single website yearly.

To date, Zero Mass Water has 4 Source Fields to service close by communities and companies, with a number of others in growth and building.

Source Field areas embrace:

Phoenix, Arizona: An array creating as much as 182,500 liters of water yearly, servicing native companies, akin to eating places and grocery shops, introducing sustainably sourced renewable ingesting water as an alternative choice to faucet and plastic bottled water in a metropolitan space identified for droughts and water stress.

Queensland, Australia: An array creating as much as 1 million liters of water yearly, promoting water below contract to Waddi Springs, a premium water bottling firm that is promoting a localized, non-extractive, and responsibly packaged resolution. Southeast Queensland is one of the highest density markets for bottled water consumption in Australia, and primarily reliant on PET packaged bottled and premium water imported from worldwide markets. With a native Source Field, Waddi Springs can supply a renewable various that doesn’t waste Australia’s pure assets whereas offering a localized, plastic-free various in the market.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Platinum Heritage): An array creating as much as 182,500 liters of water yearly was designed for the Platinum Heritage group, which is thought for its sustainable desert safaris highlighting the native Emirati tradition and heritage. With entry to an onsite Source Field, the hospitality group is ready to sustainably create ingesting water for its friends in the arid Arabian desert, now not counting on long-distance water deliveries from desalination crops.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Blue Eyes): This array creates as much as 1 million liters of water yearly for Blue Eyes, an rising packaged water model that is differentiating itself by launching the solely renewable water product out there in the native market. All of Dubai’s ingesting water is in any other case created by means of desalination, which is dear, energy-intensive, and detrimental to marine life. Access to a Source Field permits a extra sustainable future throughout the Emirates.

Zero Mass Water has a new rooftop well that pulls water out of the air

Above: Can Zero Mass Water make a good cup of water?

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Zero Mass Water stated the Source Fields convey to life the firm’s mission to make ingesting water a limiteless useful resource. This water resolution makes use of two completely different fashions: a Water Purchase Agreement, by means of which a buyer contracts for a specific amount of water per 30 days and pays in actual time for the water produced, or direct buy of a Source Field and possession of the water produced in its entirety.

The choices in fee fashions present Zero Mass Water prospects with higher flexibility and enhance the accessibility of Source Fields to world stakeholders by means of “switch and save” alternatives. These can dramatically cut back the consumption of PET bottles and join communities to wash ingesting water that is more practical and reasonably priced than centralized infrastructure fashions, the firm stated.

Arthur Ortiz, common supervisor at Platinum Heritage, Dubai, stated in a assertion that he wasn’t initially satisfied Hydropanels may generate premium ingesting water in the center of a scorching surroundings like the Platinum Heritage Desert Camp. But he is aware of now that it actually works.

Zero Mass Water has 100 staff and has raised $65 million in two rounds since 2017. Investors embrace 3×5, Material Impact, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures.