Shakti Pumps Gets First Patent for its Unidirectional Solar Water Pump with Grid-tied Power Generation Capabilities

Highlights :

  • Unidirectional Solar Water Pump technology allows the limiting of pump’s discharge as per the water need and helps save both water and electricity.
  • Shakti Pumps says that it has applied for 28 more patents in the segment.

Energy-efficient pumps and motors’ manufacturer Shakti Pumps (India) Limited has been granted its maiden patent for innovating ‘A Unidirectional Solar Water Pump with Grid-tied Power Generation’ system. It’s a proud moment in the company’s history, said an official statement.

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The solar-powered unidirectional pump offers grid-tied power generation capabilities. Shakti Pumps says that solar water pumps ensure efficient performance by utilising solar panels to help feed extra power to the grid. It says that the technology allows the limiting of the pump’s discharge as per the water need and helps save both water and electricity. Shakti Pump informs that the innovation and development of the pump was carried out by a team under the aegis of Dinesh Patidar, Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

Dinesh Patidar said, “We are overjoyed and pride ourselves on the success of our R&D efforts. We constantly endeavour to innovate energy efficient solutions through continuous investments and understanding of customer priorities. I would also like to congratulate my team for their hard-work in achieving the’ first-ever patent for Shakti Pumps. Further, we expect similar success for 28 more patents that we have applied for which is a testimony to our commitment towards renewable energy solutions through innovation.”

According to the Patents Act, 1970, the patent holds a validity of 20 years from the date of filing of the patent. Shakti Pump claims that with its first patent, the company has yet again displayed its commitment to innovate and develop highly efficient products to meet India’s irrigation and pumping requirements.

Shakti Pumps started manufacturing India’s first 100 per cent stainless steel pumps and energy efficient motors in the year 1996. Today it has more than 260 pump models that are rated 5-star by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The company claims that it holds a dominant position in the domestic solar pumps industry with approximately 40 per cent market share in the PM-KUSUM scheme.

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