WorldWater Corp. wins $2M contract for world's largest solar irrigation system

WorldWater's proprietary and patented technology will drive a high-powered 200-horsepower pumping system at the facility, establishing the most powerful solar powered irrigation operation in the world at a California citrus ranch...

Sep 7th, 2004

PENNINGTON, NJ, Sept. 3, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WorldWater Corp. has executed a $2-million contract for its proprietary AquaMax pumping system at a California citrus ranch, announced company chairman and CEO Quentin T. Kelly.

WorldWater's proprietary and patented system will drive a high powered 200-horsepower pumping system at the facility, establishing the most powerful solar powered irrigation system in the world. The project represents a quantum leap forward in the deployment of large-scale solar power pumping technology and demonstrates the viability of solar power for broad applications in virtually all industries anywhere in the world.

"While many of the world's finite energy sources are being depleted at a disquieting rate, as evidenced by the current global oil crisis. WorldWater's ability to harness the unlimited power of the sun with our proprietary AquaMax systems represents breakthrough technology," said Kelly. "Our patented technology can deliver up to 600 horsepower - more than 100 times as powerful as the nearest competitors - making ours the only products available anywhere in the world that can deliver the water-pumping horsepower required for large scale commercial applications. Installations such as the one at this California agricultural facility clearly demonstrate how WorldWater has enabled solar power to achieve an unparalleled level of practicality and cost-effectiveness for a broad spectrum of commercial mainstream uses."

"California is one of the leading states in the development of solar and renewable energy, and is the proving ground of many of the world's most advanced solar power systems," continued Mr. Kelly. "This new ranch irrigation system is just the latest in a series of major projects in development for WorldWater in California."

Among WorldWater's recent milestones powered by its AquaMax solar power technology in California are:
-- Supply of a powerful one megawatt solar system for Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest, projected to furnish an unprecedented 60% of the institution's electricity requirements;
-- Design and installation of the world's largest solar-powered commercial refrigeration system, for a 350 horsepower hydracooler for a food processing facility in Edison;
-- Development of a 50 horsepower solar pumping system for an agricultural facility in Firebaugh.

About WorldWater
WorldWater Corp. (www.worldwater.com), a full-service, international solar engineering and water management company with unique, high-powered and patented solar technology, provides solutions to a broad spectrum of the world's water supply and energy problems. The company's recently patented AquaMax solar pumping systems, capable of driving motors up to an unprecedented 600 horsepower, make WorldWater the first solar company in the world with the power to deliver mainstream motor-drive and pumping capability. The company also is a pioneer in providing solar powered water systems in the Philippines and developing nations in Africa and Asia.

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