After nearly two years of competition, the Skysource / Skywater Alliance has achieved the required goal of extracting over 2,000 liters of drinkable water from the atmosphere in a 24 hour period using only renewable resources, for less than two cents per liter.
We are excited to have the support to keep pushing the technology, and to further develop and refine our water generation system so that it may continue to hold its place on the front line of innovative technology working to combat the global water crisis.
Please take a look at this article on Tech Crunch and check out the video they posted to get a sense of the competition and to learn a bit more about our water making system!
As the sun sets over Bequia, construction of the Sail House continues high above the trees. Soon the scaffolding will be disassembled and the house will begin to fill in around its frame. The images below show the aluminum substructure of the prime residence approaching completion.
We are so excited to see this project progress, and thankful to everyone involved in making it a reality.
Pleased to announce that after this one year competition the field has been narrowed down from 98 teams from 27 countries and our team, the Skysource/ Skywater Alliance is now one of (4) finalist in the Water Abundance XPRIZE. This 1.5 Million Dollar prize goes to the team that can make over 2,000 liters/ day at less than 2 cents/ liter using 100% renewable energy. Next week is our final testing run!
Repurposing displaced dirt to make way for a public transit alternative is a good way to recycle a resource back into the infrastructure of a city- exactly how to go about it, is a discussion worth having. David Grossman from Popular Mechanics talks with David Hertz here about how Elon Musk's dirt bricks could be best utilized.
Pick up a copy of this months Ventana to read a thoughtful article by Mark Storer that really gets into the vision behind the Wing House, and contextualizes its place amidst the Santa Monica mountains.
Originally designed by Charles Ward, and more recently remodeled by David Hertz, 554 Westminster Ave is now back on the market. A unique collaboration involving two of Los Angeles' most innovative architects.