An irrigation system developed by Ningxia University includes technologies and equipment involving wind-solar-powered water extraction, underground seeping pipes and a control software system operated on smartphones. It has been alredy applied over a total area of 575,733 hectares in northwest China, Oman and Egypt and will now be installed in Qatar in a project worth 1.26 billion US$. It is claimed to save over 22% of water and 27% of energy while irrigating industrial crops.

Xinhua news release, August 18, 2020