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The Solar Cube: A Solar and Wind Powered Water Source for Remote Areas

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posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 09:56 PM
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The Solar Cube: A Solar and Wind Powered Water Source for Remote Areas


cleantechnica.com

Carbon nanotubes may be the water filter wave of the future, but Spectra Watermakers’ Solar Cube works pretty well in the meantime.

The Cube (AKA the Spectra Solar Brackish Water System) is a portable solar and wind powered desalination unit that can produce 950 to 1500 gallons of fresh water each day. Attached photovoltaic cells generate up to 1240 watts, while the wind generator can produce up to 1000 watts.

The Cube generates more power than is necessary for water production, so excess energy can be used for other things—such as the operation of emergency equipment.
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posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 09:56 PM
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This is quite a breakthrough. Many in industrialized countries, take for granted the ease at which we access fresh water. Technologies such as this will give fresh water access to millions of people and help to improve their quality of life.

Not to mention that we see areas in the SW US that are struggling to get fresh water. A larger version of this could provide fresh water to millinos a large scale as well.

cleantechnica.com
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posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 11:51 PM
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Real good article, camo.

This cube should really change things for the better. Nice to see tech. like
this coming around, since our planet is 3/4 water, most of it salty.

Price is high right now, but like everything else, will come down in a short
time when more competitors introduce similar versions. Hope the FED is
paying attention to devices like this, maybe our economy would turn for
the better if they help states get these for the people, instead of worrying
about bailing out the rich!



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 01:59 AM
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Originally posted by iamcamouflage

Not to mention that we see areas in the SW US that are struggling to get fresh water. A larger version of this could provide fresh water to millinos a large scale as well.

cleantechnica.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


As soon as I started reading the article I was started wondering about the implications for domestic rather than emergency use.

It's an expensive bit of kit at the moment (although arguably a good price for what it does) but what will the price be like in the next 5 years? Also, if this is successful in sales now, it's likely that it will see more development and refinement in the future so maybe even seeing a better machine but at an even lower price.




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