Source Global - USA
SOURCE Hydropanels are a solar-powered, infrastructure-free solution for clean drinking water powered by the combination of solar photovoltaics and high-efficiency solar thermal to transform air into pure water. With over 2 billion people lacking access to safe drinking water, mostly in rural, remote, and low-income communities, there is a need for innovation in traditional water delivery infrastructure. SOURCE Hydropanel technology provides a climate-resilient water supply to marginalized communities. Like cell phones and renewable energy, Hydropanels can leapfrog traditional infrastructure and be deployed at homes, schools, community centers, or water farms to serve entire communities. This decentralized, on-site solution is more accessible, resilient, and environmentally sustainable than existing solutions. It preserves and restores groundwater, reduces single-use plastics and carbon emissions from plastic manufacturing and water transportation, and addresses gender inequalities by decreasing the burden on women and girls to fetch water for their families. SOURCE has successfully installed Hydropanels and water projects in over 50 countries.