Grundfos Lauded for Work in Emerging Markets With Solar Pumps

Grundfos Lauded for Work in Emerging Markets With Solar Pumps

Based on analysis of global emerging markets for solar pumps for economic development, Grundfos has won the 2019 Global Emerging Market Innovation Award

Based on its recent analysis of global emerging markets for solar-powered water pumps for economic development, Frost & Sullivan has recognised Grundfos with the 2019 Global Emerging Market Innovation Award. With superior test and design tools, equipment, and installation facilities and an expansive network of partners, distributors, and sub-dealers, Grundfos has established itself as the market leader in solar-powered water pumps. Its products are widely accepted in more than 150 countries, most of which are emerging economies. Their easy installation, quick repair and maintenance, and remote monitoring services have made them the ideal water supply solutions in emerging economies.

Grundfos Solar Pumps

“Grundfos ensures affordable products and services by minimizing the total lifecycle and deployment costs and offering its unified solutions under the Lifelink Water Solutions line, developed specifically for emerging markets,” said Anamika Risal, Research Analyst.

“For instance, AQtap, a Lifelink product, combines smart payment cards called WaterCards, a water ATM (dispenser) unit, and a water management system to supply water securely. The cloud-based water management system receives and publishes all transactional and operational data from each water dispenser so local committee members can manage the revenue for community welfare.”

In rural areas, especially in off-grid areas, the AQtap system draws groundwater through the SQFlex submersible and CRFlex surface water pumps, which are fitted with permanent magnet motors for high-energy efficiency operations. These pumps are used for larger irrigation and livestock applications in countries like Nepal and India, where electricity and diesel supply is limited. In emerging markets, Grundfos works with local partners such as NGOs, INGOs, and other governmental bodies to install suitable solar-powered water pumps.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for