In this paper, the design and performance of different types of wick type passive solar steel have been reviewed. The black cotton material is more effective compare to the other wick materials. The wick solar still has become more effective compared to simple basin. The moving cloth wick solar still with copper oxide nanoparticles has thermal efficiency of 84% for off-time of belt equal to 30 minutes. The maximum value of daily output is recorded 10.025 l/m2day for the floating wick type basin with a tracking system in June month. The single basin double slope solar still is designed with a unique way with hanging wick material. The hanging light black cotton material is more effective compared to jute material in single basin double slope solar still. The wick type passive solar still is more effective compare to conventional passive solar still.