India-based Vikram Solar joins with Israel’s Water-Gen to bring its innovative technology to India and provide clean, accessible drinking water across the country.
New Delhi, 3 May , 2017: On the heels of the recent $100 million memorandum of understanding between Water-Gen and Vikram Solar, and as a sign of the deepening cooperation between India and Israel, Water-Gen and Vikram Solar will be featured at the upcoming Smart Cities Expo in India on May 10-12. Water-Gen is one of Israel’s most innovative companies whose dynamic leadership and cutting-edge solutions are aiming to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Vikram Solar, the globally leading Tier 1 solar module manufacturer (by Bloomberg New Energy Finance) and EPC solutions provider, will further boost the efficiency of the Water-Gen technology by powering it with solar energy solution, enabling its use in the remotest parts of India, where electricity is not available.
Water-Gen is especially relevant in India, which lacks sufficient, clean drinking water. Executive Chairman for Water-Gen, Mr Maxim Pasik explains, “Water-Gen will make great strides in changing the lives of the citizens of India for the better. Water-Gen products are the solution to one of the world’s most immediate challenges by providing clean, accessible drinking water.”
“This month,” Pasik notes, “we will demonstrate in New Delhi how Water-Gen units produce clean drinking water. We will be distributing the refreshing drinking water produced by Water-Gen to the citizens of India in this area.”
As a leader in the fast-growing solar sector, Vikram Solar covers the entire spectrum from modules to EPC to O&M and is now foraying into BOS. “I am confident,” said Mr Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director of Vikram Solar, “that we will successfully provide the solution for Water-Gen to provide clean drinking water in the locations in India that lack electricity, especially in the remote, rural areas.”
Mr Pasik continues, “Our collaboration with Vikram Solar will ensure we provide clean drinking water to the people of India in rural areas without electricity in one integrated independent system. We will establish water farms powered by solar energy that will produce millions of liters of clean drinking water daily.”
Water-Gen has developed a cutting-edge Air to Water Generating technology and line of products for household use and large scale AWG modular units for generating clean drinking water from the air, with a vision to improve the quality and quantity of clean and accessible water in the world.
Water-Gen taps this unlimited resource to provide an abundant, renewable source of fresh and clean drinking water by extracting it directly from the air. With the patented GENius, the world’s most energy-efficient Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) module of its kind, Water-Gen’s various water generator models can serve the water needs from a small house to whole villages to an entire country. By generating the water directly from the air, Water-Gen has developed an independent, innovative and autonomous solution. It is a plug and drink solution, requiring only electricity and no infrastructure. A healthy, quick and easy solution that aims to benefit every community and all humanity.
In April, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed around 630 million people in the South East Asian countries, including India, use a faeces-contaminated drinking water source. They also noted that worldwide, almost two billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
According to India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi, the mission of the Smart Cities Expo is to transform lives and living conditions for the people of India. As part of the Smart Cities Expo, the 4th Water Expo will provide comprehensive insight into the latest and alternative water technologies, including Water-Gen.
The unavailability of clean water affects mortality and creates a deadly environment. Water-Gen is focused on improving the quality of life for billions worldwide who suffer from inaccessibility to safe drinking water, thus saving millions of lives. Water-Gen uses this unlimited resource in the air to provide an abundant, renewable source of fresh and clean drinking water.
In addition to its AWG line of products, which may also be powered by solar energy, Water-Gen has developed portable water filtration solutions, designed to handle emergencies and benefit victims in relief efforts, including a lightweight, battery energy operated filtration system for contaminated water resources, called the “Spring.” Senior governmental officials and international military bodies are keen on utilizing Water-Gen’s expertise with emergency and rescue devices to handle emergencies and with save and rescue missions.
Across the globe, contaminated water is an almost weekly headline. In India, it has been evaluated that 80% of its surface is polluted which resulted in a loss of $6 billion each year to water-related diseases. In addition to India, Water-Gen is currently collaborating in the U.S., China, Australia, Vietnam; the Gulf States, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, CIS countries, African countries, and several Latin American countries including Mexico and Brazil.
In the United States, Water-Gen is speaking with officials on the U.S. federal and state levels to set up preventative measures against contaminated water resources and is properly positioned to provide effective outcomes in U.S. locations such as Flint, Michigan where Water-Gen may provide an alternative solution for clean drinking water. Later this month, Water-Gen is demonstrating its products in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
For every community size, Water-Gen has the ability to help. The Large Scale Water Generators can potentially service billions around the world, including whole cities, villages, schools, and hospitals. The GEN-350G Medium Scale Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) was awarded the “Atmospheric Water Generation for Forward Operating Base” CCD Contract with the UK Ministry of Defense. The Genny, the Water from Air Home Appliance, is a plug and drink solution which makes it ideal for homes and offices with a quick and easy installation.
Mr Pasik is looking forward to representing the company at Smart Cities. “We are very excited to demonstrate on this international stage how we extract water from the air and, of course, how fresh and clean the water is, and how refreshing it tastes. We reaffirm our commitment to work with all international governments to ensure that every human being has access to clean drinking water. This is not only a basic human need. It is a human right.”
About Vikram Solar:
Vikram Solar is a leading solar energy solutions provider, specializing in high efficiency PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions. With international presence in 5 continents, the company is an active contributor in shaping the solar revolution across continents. Carrying forward the extensive manufacturing experience of the Vikram Group, Vikram Solar, since 2006, is building on a 4-decade-old success story. Vikram Solar’s annual PV Module production capacity stands at 0.5 GW, and the company is further expanding it to 2 GW by FY 2020. The company’s products are designed to the highest standards of quality, reliability and performance. As a fully forward- integrated Solar EPC contractor, Vikram Solar deploys world- class technology to design, install and commission solar projects worldwide.