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Future House | Drinking Water from Thin Air

Ask This Old House smart technology expert Ross Trethewey finds a solar panel that can generate clean drinking water out of thin air


  • Mount the redwood boards to structure in the roof with lag bolts.
  • Connect the mounting bracket to the redwood boards using lag bolts.
  • Connect the solar panel array to the mounting bracket.
  • Connect the 3⁄8” water line to the water reservoir and the water reservoir to the house.
  • From the inside, connect the water line to the refrigerator or a dedicated faucet.

The materials required to install these panels are included with the array.