ZERO MASS Water, Inc., a US-based company that produces drinking water from the air using energy from the sun, plans to expand the installation of its “Hydropanels” throughout the Philippines after forging partnerships with public and private sector entities.

“Since our launch in June, we’ve done a deal with Ayala Land. So now we’ve installed them on the rooftop of the Seda Vertis Hotel in Quezon City,” said Robert Bartrop, executive vice-president global business development at Zero Mass Water, in an interview.

For Seda Hotel in Vertis North, Zero Mass Water’s installation produces drinking water that can displace 2,000 plastic bottles of water monthly.

Zero Mass Water’s “Source Hydropanel” is an off-grid, solar-powered technology that extracts water vapor from the air into a proprietary absorbent material.

The water flows into a reservoir where it is mineralized with calcium and magnesium.

The last process is meant to ensure the water meets health and taste considerations.

Each hydropanel is capable of producing up to 5 liters of potable water per day.