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Grundfos launches new solar inverter during WETEX 2016

Company says the new off-grid IP66 Solar Inverter (RSI) cuts irrigation costs

| | Oct 24, 2016 | 2:27 pm
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Dubai, UAE: Grundfos has announced launching a new solar inverter, designed to meet the challenges in regards to the availability of power and increased costs of irrigating the crops. The launch, the announcement said, came during the Middle East’s first solar show — the Dubai Solar Show — part of the WETEX 2016 exhibition that was held between October 4 and 6, 2016, in Dubai.

The new off-grid IP66 Solar Inverter (RSI), the company said, 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 cutting operating cost substantially in a sector where profitability is a key factor. Furthermore, it said that the IP 66 rating allows the invertor to be installed outdoor, which can withstand ambient temperature up to 60 degrees C, making it an appropriate product for the Middle East region.

Henning Sandager, Area Managing Director (Middle East and Turkey), 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.”

“The Solar Inverter (RSI),” he added, “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.”

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