Solar Powered Water Harvester

The key component of the solar-powered water harvester is the metal organic framework (in red) that is able to capture water molecules even in low humidity conditions (Credit: Hyunho Kim)

According to the latest report by the World Health Organization, nearly two billion people lack access to clean drinking water. To address this problem, researchers from UC Berkeley and MIT have created a solar-powered device that can be used in places like the desert to harvest water from a relatively untapped resource: air, which contains an estimated 13,000 trillion liters of water. [ More ]