Out of the ordinary: incredible sun glacier leaf will use Sahara sun and humidity to make ice

There’s more than one way to use the sun, and nothing proves this better than Ap Verheggen’s incredible SunGlacier Leaf.
This solar-powered leaf has the potential to create a lot of ice and water – in the middle of the Sahara.
The 200 m² elm-leaf shaped structure has a PV cell coated underbelly, which powers cooling condensers that in turn convert humidity from the desert air into ice.
This technology is currently being tested in a shipping container that simulates desert conditions, and researchers have already created a 10 cm slab of ice.