[Source: Fastco Exist]
These solar panels, the first of their kind, are constructed from a material that is capable of absorbing water from the air at an extremely accelerated rate, then drawing the water back out to evaporate it and extracting pollutants. Once this purification process is complete, the now distilled water is run through a mineral block, adding calcium and magnesium and improving the taste of the water.
With so many millions of deaths across the globe annually due to waterborne illnesses, the water that these solar panels can provide could save millions of lives and slowly eliminate these diseases, especially in poor and developing countries, which suffer the most as a result of drinking contaminated water.
These solar panels could also make a huge difference to girls and women worldwide who lose around 200 million hours annually, walking long distances to retrieve water. This will also allow more girl-children to get an education, as they currently often miss attending school due to having to fetch water and due to not having clean water for drinking and personal hygiene purposes.
The solar panels are currently being tested in Ecuador, Jordan, and Mexico to test their viability and effectiveness. A single panel can provide enough clean drinking and cooking water for a family of 4, and additional panels can be used on larger buildings, such as hospitals.
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