Sails and California’s drought solution
It’s a promising technology to develop a new source of water and wind power
The Regatta H2O project just won an environmental completion called “Land Art Generator Initiative”. The purpose of this new technology design is to use sail technology to harvest water and generate energy at the same time.
The design is based on 44 sails made of high-tech fog-harvesting mesh material. The sails would stand-alone in the ocean (no boats necessary) where air is moist and fog is common. Veins in the sails’ surfaces would serve as moisture collection troughs, funneling the collected water to a central mast, which would in turn pump the liquid to a set of storage vessels on the shore.
This design could generate nearly 30 million gallons of water a year. This would provide water for up to 1,000 people. The design also includes harvesting wind power as well. A device called a “WindBelt” would generate electricity via an oscillating ribbon suspended between two electromagnets.
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