Developed by Founder Cody Friesen, a materials scientist and associate professor at Arizona State University, a solar panel system can generate drinking water sufficient for 2 to 3 people, even in arid conditions. The solar panel converts sunlight to energy, which heats the material inside and creates condensation. Water collects in a 30-liter reservoir which is placed below the panels. Minerals are added to improve taste. Then the water is pumped directly to a household tap or a refrigerator’s fill station.