TAG: Water harvesting

PhotoFlow Harvests Solar Energy and Rainwater

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Two of the most important needs in developing country are a reliable source of off-grid power and a source for potable drinking water, and one design firm, NOS, thinks they might have the answer to both of those needs, in one integrated package. The “PhotoFlow” uses eight triangular solar modules to harvest the sun’s energy, which are mounted together in an octagonal structure on the top of a water tank. The system can catch and channel rainwater hitting the panels into a central filter and then into the water tank for storage. “Each module is equipped with first-generation monocrystalline silicon… read more