Updated on January 10, 2024


Created on September 27, 2018

Zeromass Water SOURCE

Source by Zeromass Water is an off-grid and contained system that combines sunlight and air to make mineralized drinking water.

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Product Description

SOURCE by Zeromass Water is an off-grid and contained system that combines sunlight and air to make mineralized drinking water and deliver it to taps without any electric or piped water input. The company is based in Tempe, Arizona.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

There are over 30 distributors spread across America, Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is mass-produced at Zeromass in Arizona, USA.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product by directly contacting the manufacturer. Alternatively, users can contact local distribution partners.

Distributions to Date Status

The exact number of products distributed is unknown. However, the product has been implemented in over 40 countries estimated product distribution is in the order of 1000s as of 2019.

Design Specifications

SOURCE utilizes solar power and a small battery to pull water from the air and then convert it into liquid. Each panel holds 30 L of water in a reservoir where it is mineralized, via calcium and magnesium. This reservoir is connected to the taps through which water is accessed. The quantity of water generated depends on temperature and humidity.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided to users by contacting the manufacturer for assistance.

Replacement Components

SOURCE would require replacement of air filter and polishing cartridge annually and the mineral cartridge once every 5 years respectively. Service and monitoring are available to users upon request. Required maintenance: Air filter: every year Water filter: every year Mineral Cartridge: every 5 years Panel life: 15+ years Standard warranty: 1 year


SOURCE components have an engineering life of 15 years if appropriately used and maintained.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer specified performance target is that water generated is not impacted by air quality.

Vetted Performance Status

SOURCE performance has been tested by Zerowatermass in terms of quality water production scale. Detailed information is available in the technical brochure of the product.


No known safety hazards are related to this product. However, regular maintenance of the product is required to ensure the optimal functioning of the product.

Complementary Technical Systems

Water delivery/piping system

Academic Research and References

“Ecofriendly Water Case Studies,” SOURCE Water. Available: https://www.source.co/resources/case-studies/

M. Bloch, “Zero Mass Water’s New Water-From-Air Extraction System,” Solar Quotes Blog, 06-Jan-2020. Available: https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/zero-mass-source-hydropanel-mb1357/

“Ecoblue®,” Ecobluecorp.com. Available: https://ecobluecorp.com/

“Airowater – Atmospheric Water Generator,” Airowater.com. Available: https://www.airowater.com/products/

“Goal 6,” Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

“News & Resources,” SOURCE Water, 16-Jul-2020. Available: https://www.source.co/resources

“Contact SOURCE Water Residential,” SOURCE Water. Available: https://www.source.co/residential/contact-us

“News & Resources,” SOURCE Water, 16-Jul-2020. Available: https://www.source.co/resources

“Renewable Drinking Water,” SOURCE Water, 01-May-2023. Available: https://www.source.co/

“How Do Hydropanels Work?,” SOURCE Water, 11-Jun-2020. Available: https://www.source.co/how-hydropanels-work

SOURCE, “SOURCE® Hydropanel,” 22-Nov-2017. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_LP3UQDLrc

“SOURCE.” Available: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB3MI9UMqmfHu1Yywve0VXw  

The Verge, “Zero Mass’ solar panels turn air into drinking water,” 28-Nov-2017. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Cq_TpNXoQ

Compliance with regulations

SOURCE follows US-EPA standards for drinking water. The product also complies with water quality guidelines of various international standards.

Evaluation methods

EPA analysis testing methods 8260, 8270C_SIM, 8015D

Other Information

The manufacturer has a series of videos to assist in using the product. Videos include an introduction to SOURCE and a general youtube channel for Zero Mass Water and Verge.

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