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

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)

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)

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CAPRARI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 212 548

OMRON EUROPE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 220 706,50

RKD IRRIGACION SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 854,50

KOMET AUSTRIA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 146 234,38

DOMUS INGENIERIA ENERGETICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 344 748,95

SISTEMES ELECTRONICS PROGRES, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 127 785

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 192 875

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 302 056,25

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION PARA LA MEJORA DEL CULTIVO DE LA REMOLACHA AZUCARERA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 310 046,25

ELAIA 2, INVESTIMENTOS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 286 970,25

EUROMEDITERRANEAN IRRIGATORS COMMUNITY

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 498 215,50

MARTIFER SOLAR SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 587 714,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 640771

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 875 130,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 996 317,83

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

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