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MArket uptake of an innovative irrigation Solution based on LOW WATer-ENergy consumption

Objective

The world of irrigation requires innovative solutions, less water and energy dependant. UPM developed in 2013 solutions for large power photovoltaic (PV) pumping systems at TRL5 that was successfully tested in a real Irrigators Community (IC) of Alto Vinalopó (Spain). The results showed great technical reliability (solving the problem of the variability of solar energy), matching the IC irrigation needs just with the solar electricity (thanks to sun-tracking systems) and reducing dramatically the cost of energy (60% regarding the conventional grid consumption)
In parallel, ELAIA has integrated systems with, in one hand, automatisms and ICT solutions that reduce the water consumption (30%) detecting in real-time the actual needs of the specific crop in a certain moment, and in the other hand, low pressure systems that reduce the energy needs
This project proposes activities to integrate both developments at a TRL9 for the first application and market replication of a new green product at TRL9 consisting of PV pumping systems for productive agriculture irrigation consuming zero conventional electricity and 30% less water
Main objectives:
1 To show the technical and economical viability of efficient and intermittency-free large scale PV pumping systems for irrigation allowing 100% renewable energy consumption
2 To reduce the water consumption, using Automatisms and ICT and Precision Agriculture-based solutions
3 Market uptake and market replication of a new green product for irrigation at TRL9 consuming 100% renewable electricity and 30% less water
The expected impact is, first, the market penetration of this innovative solution through five real scale first market systems (in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Morocco) and other technical, economical and diseemination actions for the market uptake. And second, the generation of a real market of 6GW of large-scale systems meaning a real business of 9000M€. MASLOWATEN is the initiative of an AG of EIP Water (PVAIZEC)

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2014-two-stage
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 642 562,50

Participants (12)

CAPRARI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 548
Address
Via Emilia Ovest 900
41123 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OMRON EUROPE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 220 706,50
Address
Wegalaan 67-69
2132JD Hoofddorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RKD IRRIGACION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 854,50
Address
Poligono Industrial La Mora - Paseo De La Acacia 13 1
47193 Cisterniga Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOMET AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 146 234,38
Address
Julius Durst Strasse 10
9900 Lienz Osttirol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOMUS INGENIERIA ENERGETICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 344 748,95
Address
Avda Jose Martinez Gonzalez Gran Avenida 63 2
03600 Elda Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SISTEMES ELECTRONICS PROGRES, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 785
Address
Urgell 23
25250 Bellpuig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 192 875
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 056,25
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION PARA LA MEJORA DEL CULTIVO DE LA REMOLACHA AZUCARERA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 310 046,25
Address
Carretera De Villabanez 201
47012 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELAIA 2, INVESTIMENTOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 286 970,25
Address
Rua Dr. António Loureiro Borges 2, 3° Edificio Arquiparque 2
1495 137 Alges
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROMEDITERRANEAN IRRIGATORS COMMUNITY
Spain
EU contribution
€ 498 215,50
Address
Paseo De La Habana 26
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Other
MARTIFER SOLAR SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 587 714,75
Address
Zona Industrial De Oliveira De Frades Apartado 17
3680 170 Oliveira De Frades
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)