Grundfos, to unveil New Energy Efficient Solar Product for Sustainable Agricultural Irrigation at DEWA’s 18th WETEX Exhibition

September 26, 2016

RSI Unveiling

With water management now one of the biggest challenges facing the UAE, pump specialist, Grundfos, has chosen the Middle East’s first SOLAR SHOW, part of the WETEX 2016 exhibition, to launch a new state-of-the-art solar inverter, designed to cut water usage in irrigation by up to 30%

Grundfos, is a Gold Sponsor at one of the world’s largest annual water, energy, technology and environment exhibitions, WETEX, and is set to unveil its new solar energy solution for irrigation pumps. Harnessing the power of solar energy, the new intelligent IP66 off-grid Solar Inverter (RSI) is designed to run with large Grundfos irrigation pumps, greatly expanding the possibilities for sustainable solar water solutions that offer low/negligible operating costs.

Commenting on the latest development, Sandager Anderson, Grundfos Area Managing Director, Middle East and Turkey, said, “Water resource depletion in the UAE is now reaching critical levels, with agriculture the biggest culprit – currently accounting for around 85% of total water demand. Every day we are throwing valuable water away through inefficient irrigation systems, which can be easily and quickly upgraded using our RSI invertor.

Grundfos’ long experience in developing sustainable pumping solutions for many of the world’s leading industry sectors, has enabled us to design this state-of-the-art invertor that not only saves energy, but improves the efficiency of systems – enabling us to achieve the same irrigation effect using up to 30% less water. While there is a cost for converting our existing irrigation systems to solar power, it is an investment that will pay for itself times over – with very significant benefits for both the sector and the UAE as a whole” 

In agricultural irrigation, energy optimization and better use of  water resources are a key to more sustainable agricultural practice. Peter Busch, Business Development Manager at Grundfos 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.” 

Winner of a 2015 United Nations Climate Change Award for Its Lifelink water supply solution in Kenya and Uganda, Grundfos will be showcasing the new RSI invertor alongside a range of innovative sustainable water pumping solutions at Wetex 2016. Organised by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the exhibition, now in its 18th year, has become a global platform for developments in water, energy conservation and sustainability, attracting many of the world’s most renowned sector professionals and organisations.

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; under the  umbrella of Green Week. The exhibition takes place 4th to 6th October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

To know more about this unique Solar Water Solution please visit the Grundfos Pavilion in Wetex at WTC, Dubai from 4th Oct 2016 to 6th Oct 2016.

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