Solar Power: Pulling Clean Water from the Driest Deserts

Access to potable water remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. In an effort to help that challenge, researchers have created a solar-powered device that pulls drinking water from even the driest desert air. We talked about a company doing moisture farming in Israel late in 2015 and discussed the science necessary to make it work. Now, researchers from UC Berkeley and MIT are getting in on the fun.

This kind of technology may provide fresh water for all climates, but monitoring humidity could help provide larger yield ‘harvests’ in the future. The higher the moisture content in the air, the more water that can be provided over time with efficiency. You can read more about the new technology here.

Dickson provides a number of products for continuous humidity monitoring, including a line of DicksonOne loggers that make real time monitoring easy and reliable.