Global water technology company Xylem and German solar water pump manufacturer LORENTZ have announced a distribution agreement to expand the availability of solar-powered pumping systems globally, excluding the Australia market. These pumping solutions are used in agriculture, irrigation and drinking water applications, enabling water managers to address decarbonisation goals while reducing operating costs.
Solar-based pumping technology uses renewable energy to deliver reliable water at lower cost, in remote locations. LORENTZ will supply Xylem with solar-powered and solar/grid hybrid pumping systems and its technology will be used to augment solutions in Xylem’s existing portfolio, and the companies will collaborate to develop new Xylem products. Both companies will continue to serve their respective market segments and maintain their existing distribution networks.
“Technologies offer ways to protect and optimise water while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This collaboration provides our customers with new pumping solutions as they strive to decarbonise and deliver cost-effective and resilient water management,” said Franz Cerwinka, senior vice-president, president, applied water systems and business transformation, Xylem.
“Moving liquids is an energy-intensive activity. By harnessing solar power and solar/grid hybrid connections, we help customers reach their energy goals using renewable energy. We are excited to join with Xylem to help the water sector’s progress towards net zero,” said Bernt Lorentz, founder and CEO of LORENTZ.