project . 2020 - 2023 . On going

SolAqua

Accessible, reliable and affordable solar irrigation for Europe and beyond
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 952879 Call for proposal: H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-IA-CSA
  • Funded under: H2020 | CSA Overall Budget: 1,757,220 EURFunder Contribution: 1,757,210 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Oct 2020
    End Date
    30 Sep 2023
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
SolAqua will increase the share of renewable energy in Europe by facilitating market uptake of solar irrigation (SI). By combining photovoltaic and hydraulic technology with high efficiency irrigation, SI can provide energy for irrigation with 0 emissions and at a cost of up to 70% lower than existing fossil-fuel based solutions. The potential of SI to change the energy model of European farming is huge as irrigation demands large amounts of energy for pumping water to crops. Alongside a €4 bn energy bill, the current fossil-fuel based energy model of irrigation also has a high environmental cost; it produces 16 million tons of CO2 every year, approximately 15% ...
Description
SolAqua will increase the share of renewable energy in Europe by facilitating market uptake of solar irrigation (SI). By combining photovoltaic and hydraulic technology with high efficiency irrigation, SI can provide energy for irrigation with 0 emissions and at a cost of up to 70% lower than existing fossil-fuel based solutions. The potential of SI to change the energy model of European farming is huge as irrigation demands large amounts of energy for pumping water to crops. Alongside a €4 bn energy bill, the current fossil-fuel based energy model of irrigation also has a high environmental cost; it produces 16 million tons of CO2 every year, approximately 15% ...
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