Strategies & Innovations
High-volume water generator earns Xprize for Skysource team
October 30, 2018 By Ground Water Canada
Los Angeles, CA – The Skysource / Skywater Alliance is the grand prize winner of the $1.75M Water Abundance Xprize, a two-year competition aimed at alleviating the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air.
The Skysource / Skywater Alliance, based in Venice Beach, Calif., received a grand prize of $1.5M for developing an easily deployable high-volume water generator that can be used in any climate, meeting the competition parameters of extracting a minimum of 2,000 litres of water per day from the atmosphere using 100 per cent renewable energy, at a cost of no more than two cents per litre, Xprize said in a news release.
A second team, JMCC WING, based in South Point, Hawaii, received a $150K prize to acknowledge the team’s ingenuity in developing a unique technological approach.
The Water Abundance Xprize, powered by the Tata Group and Australian Aid, was launched in 2016 at the United Nations in New Delhi.
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