Interesting Water Source for off grid

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Interesting Water Source for off grid

Postby Bill n Robi » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:10 pm

If this gets down sized it might end up a boon for off-grid. If they can suck water out of Australian air, imagine what you can do in humid areas.

"relatively small, measuring 1.2 metres by 2.4 metres. Each panel is capable of holding 30 litres of water in a reservoir"
4 foot by 8 foot and holds 8 gallons of water! - wish they said how long it takes to do that....

https://www.theage.com.au/business/smal ... 4zc4i.html
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Re: Interesting Water Source for off grid

Postby GuitarPhotog » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:54 pm

Bill n Robi wrote:If this gets down sized it might end up a boon for off-grid. If they can suck water out of Australian air, imagine what you can do in humid areas.

"relatively small, measuring 1.2 metres by 2.4 metres. Each panel is capable of holding 30 litres of water in a reservoir"
4 foot by 8 foot and holds 8 gallons of water! - wish they said how long it takes to do that....

https://www.theage.com.au/business/smal ... 4zc4i.html


At US $3800 per panel, it's expensive water. I pay about $0.0012 per gallon. At that rate I have to use about 3.1 million gallons of water to make it pay.

Maybe in the Australian desert or similar.
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Re: Interesting Water Source for off grid

Postby edgeau » Tue May 01, 2018 7:36 am

LOL!
"The trial will roll out the hydropanels in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth"

They say it is good for remote areas then roll it out in the biggest city in Australia. If it makes water in Alice springs then it is time to sit up and take notice....

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Re: Interesting Water Source for off grid

Postby featherliteCT1 » Tue May 01, 2018 7:11 pm

That off grid water source system really appeals to me. Hopefully they will be able to sell a sufficient number of units to get the cost down to a reasonable amount by spreading overhead over more units.
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Re: Interesting Water Source for off grid

Postby KCStudly » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:32 am

In our humid summers the cool basement walls condense water out of the air and can cause mold problems (PO's did not insulate basement walls before they paneled), so we run a portable dehumidifier to abate this. It fills its tub (maybe 2 gals) just about everyday. Way less cost and maybe 2 cubic ft of space. I'd drink the water if it was my only source. Not sure how much water you'd get out in a very arid climate, tho.
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Re: Interesting Water Source for off grid

Postby NorthEGPhoto » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:12 am

Solar powered dehumidifier - and not a very efficient one. probably be better off hanging a cup off the back of your A/C and then boiling/filtering the result.
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