The new innovative solution from Grundfos cuts irrigation costs
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: ME NewsWire: With today’s global urbanization and increasing population, the demand for electricity is increasing day by day. For any nation to cope with the demand, renewable energy needs to be utilized. The award-winning world leader in advanced pump solutions, Grundfos, has successfully launched a new state-of-the-art solar inverter, designed to meet the challenges in regards to the availability of power and increased costs of irrigating the crops. The launch came during the Middle East’s first SOLAR SHOW, part of the WETEX 2016 exhibition held between 4-6 October in Dubai, UAE.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is in charge of developing renewables in the emirate and aims to have 7 percent of Dubais generation from renewables by 2020.
The new off-grid IP66 Solar Inverter (RSI) introduced by Grundfos converts traditionally powered SP submersible pump irrigation systems into modern solar powered installations, not only making the water supply system self-reliant and independent, but also cut operating cost substantially in a sector where profitability is a key factor.
With the unique combination of the high efficiency Grundfos pumps and the new RSI invertors, more water per watt of solar panels is the guaranty from Grundfos. Henning Sandager, Grundfos Area Managing Director, Middle East and Turkey explains: “There is an increasing focus on getting as much as possible out of irrigation systems – ‘more crop per drop.’ The needs of current and future generations cannot be met unless the world changes the way it uses energy and water. As technology gets smarter and more innovative, huge gains, both for the environment and operating costs, can result from replacing or upgrading one simple, integral component found in every type of agricultural operation – irrigation pumps.”The IP 66 rating allows the invertor to be installed outdoor. Also the invertors can withstand ambient temperature upto 60 Deg C which makes it an appropriate product for the Middle East region.
Now in its 18th year and organized by DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority), WETEX 2016 is being held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA. WETEX is a global platform for presenting scientific, management, engineering and technology solutions in the areas of water, energy conservation and sustainability.
“The Solar Inverter (RSI) is designed to be suitable for retrofitting a solar energy source to SP pumps and is a simple way to irrigate land in a more environmentally-friendly way, with immediate cost benefits for a rapid return on investment. This fact makes the WETEX 2016 the ideal platform for launching the product and introducing the wide international audience attending the event to our latest innovations,” concluded Henning Sandager.
Founded in 1945 in Bjerringbro, a small town in Denmark, Grundfos has expanded its production to over 40 countries. Today Grundfos is represented by 19,000 employees in over 50 countries worldwide with revenue above €3 billion euro. Additionally, Grundfos has a strong local presence through its distributors and partners. With an annual production of more than 16 million pump units serving systems within buildings, industry, waste utilities, infrastructure, landscaping and water treatment, Grundfos is one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers and a trendsetter in water technology.
Setting the highest industry standards in energy efficient and sustainable pumping solutions is a key part of Grundfos’ foundation. Built on values and high ethics, Grundfos works with local communities and global society to resolve the world’s water and energy challenges. Grundfos has been present in the Middle East since the 1980s and today its regional headquarters are in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, one of the largest ports and Free Zones in the world. It has additional representative companies in KSA and Egypt, and branch offices throughout the region.