New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : Leading Solar EPC player Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel's Water-Gen, a pioneer in air-to-water technology, to develop and introduce their path-breaking clean, hygienic drinking water solutions in the country.
The technology, developed by Water-Gen to create and store drinking water by harvesting condensation from the air, provides a potential solution to the clean and safe drinkable water crisis faced by India.
The larger objective of this collaboration is to make available drinking water to the remote locations of the country using its rich natural resources - air and humidity.
The cost-effectiveness of the technology is an added bonus that will help make the solution available to the masses.
Combined with Vikram Solar's technological expertise in the solar power domain, the attempt is to conceptualise a product most suitable for the Indian market requirements.
Incorporating use of solar power into the Water-Gen technology is expected to further enhance the energy efficiency and availability of power for the technology in remote locations, through use of solar panels.
"Vikram Solar has always been at the forefront of using technological innovation to address issues of critical importance to the health and well-being of both human life and eco-diversity.
We are happy to collaborate with Water-Gen to see how we can merge the 2 products - solar and water, into a single offering," said Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD and CEO, Vikram Solar Pvt.
Ltd. Under the MoU, Water-Gen will share their technology and know-how with Vikram Solar to manufacture the products in India.
Vikram Solar will be responsible for developing and managing the manufacturing, sales, marketing and distribution of the products.
Initially, Vikram Solar will develop three categories of the product catering to industrial, commercial utilities, and residential segments.
There would be further plans to establish a Research (and) Development centre in India for the same.
Vikram Solar plans a minimum investment of USD 100 million for the endeavour. "The Indian market is one with a critical need for our product, and hence presents a strong market potential.
We were on the lookout for a partner with strong technological background and dominating business presence across the country for our venture.
We are delighted to have found these qualities and more in Vikram Solar, and look forward to a successful and long association ahead," said Mikhael Mirilashvili, President, Water-Gen Ltd.
Water-Gen has systems that can produce up to 7000 litres of clean drinking water a day depending on temperature and humidity conditions.