I remember back in the first Star Wars movie, where we find out that Luke Skywalker lived in a moisture farm? I have not idea if moisture farms are real, but his farm on Tatooine can somehow pull water out of the air.
When I was a kid, I thought that was just creative science fiction, and maybe we didn’t have that technology back in 1977. This particular billboard designed by UTEC makes this science fiction science fact.
This particular billboard is based in Lima, Peru. This area has a low rainfall (practically none), and high poverty. The need for drinking water is great, and the billboard has the tech to pull the fresh water from the air itself. You can see a video about it after the jump.
According to my Source, the billboard can take the humid air and run it through an air filter and then into a condenser to create water. This water is then passed through a carbon filter into a central holding tank.
There is a faucet at the base of the billboard, and it produces 100 liters of potable water a day. And it has supplied the Lima people with about 10,000 liters since it has been up for three months.
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