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Fri Mar 15, 2013, 10:17 AM

French Wind Power Turbine Condenses Fresh Water

gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/environment/tapping-water-from-the-sky-1.1152633

Dubai: Something is in the wind at Ghantoot nature
reserve.

And it promises to put Dubai on the global stage once
again as host to revolutionary sustainable eco-
technology that can provide fresh water and electricity
to even the most remote driest corners of the planet.

A new French-built wind turbine that condenses desert
air into 1,000 litres of water daily solely using wind
and solar power is under installation at the wildlife
area — the 30-metre tall, 12-tonne marvel should be
completed by late March to provide all water and
electrical needs of host Emirates Marine Environmental
Group (EMEG).

...

Early tests indicated the turbine was producing on
average, 62 litres of fresh water an hour but with the
turbine’s installation nearer to the Gulf shoreline, it is
expected to produce larger quantities of water given
higher humidity levels at seaside.

(more at link)

This technology has potential to be a great boon for under-hydrated regions and developing places.

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