ABOUT THE COMPANY
SunToWater is driving the commercialization of its innovative water-generation system that addresses water shortages by extracting inexpensive, abundant volumes of drinking water from the air.
The company’s proprietary technology harnesses sunlight to condense and collect water from the fundamental mixture of hydrogen and oxygen in the air. The technology can generate agricultural water, World Health Organization-standard potable water and ultra-pure water for medical uses.
The company is led by co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Blumenthal, who has spent nearly 15 years leading companies devoted to developing innovative sources of drinking water.
SunToWater’s unique water-generating technology won 1st place over 100 entrants at both the 2015 Silicon Valley Founder Showcase, as well as the Singularity University Impact Challenge to identify the best solution for the California drought and world-wide water scarcity.
When connected to a conventional power source, the SunToWater single-unit device for residential use produces 40 to 100 gallons of water per day at a cost as low as 4 cents per gallon, plus the cost of electricity. When the residential unit is operated off the grid and on solar power, the cost is eight cents per gallon.
Initially, the company aims to deploy residential units among early-adopting individuals in California. When produced at scale, the company projects the residential unit cost at about $8,999 each – the cost of a high-end refrigerator.
SunToWater is encouraging state officials in California to adopt tax rebates for residents who purchase devices that would provide alternative individual supplies to drought-strained existing water sources.