Air HES produces water and energy from Heaven
The question of water conservation on our planet is very serious, so the scientists are trying to elaborate more effective ways of getting clean water for the needs of the population. However, the system which we will describe now is created not only to provide the population with water «from the air», but also produces electricity.
So, we represent the Air HydroElectric Station (HES) — a system that can collect clean water and electricity directly from the clouds. The system consists of an airship operating at an altitude of 2100 m, with the fixed one end of the rope on the ground. Upon reaching troposphere by the aerostat, the special mesh will be used, designed to condense steam and for water collection. To the ball there the special lightweight tube with optimal pressure will be attached, for draining of the collected water.
The aerostat with a diameter of 18 meters will be able to raise about 3 tons of cargo and can keep not only itself, but also the water condensed in it. With every square meter grid at a height of 1200 meters, such a system will be able to produce 4 liters of water per hour. Per day for every 10 liters of water the unit will produce 1.8 kW of electricity. And while covering about 1,000 square meters of space, the system is able to generate about 186 kW of electricity every day.
For the construction of a working prototype of the ship the creators launched a campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds in the amount of $ 1,400. After testing, the project will continue to search for new investors and partners in order to make a full-fledged Air HES offer. After that, the developers will think about the introduction of other opportunities in it, for example, to use the machine for the production of drinking water.
The exact date of the presentation of Air Hes not yet known, but the work on the system is in full swing.