As a global reference in energy conversion systems, FRIEM accelerates on the energy field by acquiring Windkinetic, an Italian company dedicated to provide innovative solutions for offgrid and microgrid systems, integrating different renewable energy sources and battery storage. With this step, coherent with FRIEM’s Industrial Plan 2018-2022, the group keeps on supporting the demand for dependable power for sustainable growth, bringing clean and reliable energy to remote and rural areas.
In this modern World made of technlogies and comforts, 844 million of people are living without access to safe water and 2.3 billion do not have access to improved sanitation nor other essencial resources like electricity (source: water.org). “The interdependecies between achieving water, energy, food security and the sustainable use of essential resources for human well-being, is nowadays clear to everyone” – says Mr. Lorenzo Carnelli CEO of FRIEM. – FRIEM is committed to support developing countries, sustaining agriculture activities, food production and economic development of rural communities with a Nexus (water-food-electricity) approach. In fact, even thanks to this partnership, the company is able to supply fully integrated minigrid solutions generating electric energy from few kW up to multi MW. Today FRIEM Group – continues the CEO – confirms its role as a technology supplier, and the purpose is to support areas in which a sustainable growth is expected in the near future, especially the Far East, Africa and Latin America countries.”
Windkinetic already counts on important references in those areas and has also a specific knowledge of the off-grid market.
“ If you want to go fast: go alone. If you want to go far: go together. I could not find better words – comments the CEO of Windkinetic, Mr. Claudio Pedretti. “We have been lucky in finding FRIEM that is the ideal partner to go far with. A company with a solid history – next year FRIEM will be celebrating 70 years of activity – that is going through an important and corageous process of growth and renewal.”
FRIEM has developed a high performing Energy Management System (EMS) and a comprehensive line of power converters (AC to DC, DC to DC, DC to AC and bidirectional). With Windkinetic the Group is strenghtening its knowledge of the off-grid and renewable energy systems, confirming its position of a global market leader for those applications.
“We are really working now for the future – ends Mr. Carnelli – a global future that will need more and more services and technologies to enforce a sustainable growth, and FRIEM’s future represented by continuous innovation and improvement.”