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(atmospheric water generator)  or as I call it, a “glorified de-humidifier.”

EcoloBlue

Atmospheric Water Generators

10481741-ecoloblue-28When I saw this I thought I was looking at your typical office water cooler and almost didn’t give it a second glance.  But being the inquisitive sort that I am, I noticed it was indeed something much more.

EcoloBlue_Atmospheric_Water_GeneratorAtmospheric water generation isn’t really new – think of a dehumidifier. It sucks water out of the environment and collects it in a reservoir.  I have one – it’s a power hungry machine and I avoid using it but on rare occasions.  The water that is collected doesn’t look like anything I’d want to drink – being full of dust and cat hair. And that’s just the stuff that I can see.

This is where the second half comes in.  Add a water filtration/purification system – in this case, reverse osmosis, UV, carbon, micron, etc and you get a really cool GOTTA HAVE IT! product.  This isn’t so much a review of the Ecoloblue water generator as I don’t have one in my possession . . . yet.  But I can tell you, I won’t be without for long.

When it comes to going off the grid and sticking it to the power company… and water company. . . this is just the sort of product that fits the bill for going independent successfully.

EcoloBlue has 2 models as of this writing with a third coming soon.  Starting at $999 for the EcoloBlue 28 (7 gallons per day) and $1399 for the EcoloBlue 30 (8 gallons per day). Units are backordered and expect 3-4 weeks for delivery – that’s how popular these babies are catching on.

Units use a variety of filters that need to be replaced after so much use.  Package deals are offered on their website to make it easy to keep stocked.

From the Horse’s mouth:

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generators (AWGs) produce unlimited, pure, delicious drinking water from just the humidity in the air. Our machines utilize a cutting-edge, proprietary technology –the most efficient, and energy conscious condensers available today– to extract more moisture from the atmosphere, quicker and more efficiently than any comparable machine.
YES, IT IS REALLY THE HUMIDITY

Believe it or not, Earth’s atmosphere contains more water than it’s vast oceans. 8 miles straight-up of untapped atmosphere just waiting to contribute to life on Earth. Until now, it was a mere fantasy to harness that unlimited, and renewable natural resource. EcoloBlue AWGs bring the previously unfathomable idea of limitless, sustainable, and portable hydration to the masses.

As if these weren’t cool enough, extra snaps:

NO GRID REQUIRED

EcoloBlue’s AWGs are designed to work seamlessly with any power source. Including solar, wind, and gas-powered generators. So you can have limitless, pure drinking water anywhere. Any time.

I’d power it with wind or solar or a free energy device ideally. (CC)

OK, if these home units are lacking and wimpy for your tastes, EcoloBlue manufactures 5 industrial size units that produce from 50 to 1300 gallons per day with units weighing in at 700 lbs for the light weight class to over 7000 lbs for heavy weight.

I’m thinking you install this into one of your shipping containers on property…

05/27/2010 UPDATE:

check this out: 10 Water Myths

The Ant And The Grasshopper – Modern Take On An Old Parable. . .

My friend sent me this today and I thought it’d be a good one to post here. . .

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

This one is a little different…
Two Different Versions! ……………..
Two Different Morals!


OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long,  building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!


MODERN VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a
video of the
ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poorgrasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing,
‘It’s Not Easy Being Green..’

Acorn stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house
where the news stations film the group singing, ‘We shall overcome.’
Rev.. Jeremiah Wright then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry Kingthat the ant has gotten rich off the back
of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the antto make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ants food while the government house
he is in, which just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around him because he doesn’t maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident
and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders
who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.

“In God We Trust”