This paper identifies a common problem in Namibia, Africa, is inconsistent irrigation water supply. The objective of this paper is to explore solar powered irrigation systems as a possible solution to provide sustainable irrigation water supply. Some topics discussed in this paper may help in developing and designing AgriSolar operations in similiar demographic areas.
This paper discusses development of a solar powered irrigation system using software design called Supervisory Control Data Acquisition (SCADA). The paper shows that this application can be quite useful in areas, such as AgriSolar sites, where there is plenty of sunshine but insufficient water to carry out farming activities, such as rubber plantation, strawberry plantation, or any plantation, that requires frequent watering.
This paper addresses water scarcity and food crisis by designing and implementing a smart irrigation system. It presents the details of a solar-powered automated irrigation system that dispenses the exact amount of water required depending on the soil moisture, hence minimizing the waste of water. AgriSolar operations that require irrigation may benefit from the topics discussed in this report.
The objective of this paper is to design and construct an automatic irrigation system powered by PV panels on a laboratory level. The paper states that the utilization of a photovoltaic (PV), off-grid solar system could be the solution for pumping and irrigation systems in Palestine. The methods used here include using a humidity sensor in the soil and temperature sensor in the air to test the need for the irrigation system.
This paper shows that inSolar photovoltaic energy is positioned to play a major role in the electricity generation mix of Mediterranean countries. This paper analyzes the profitability of a hypothetical agro-photovoltaics (APV) system deployed on irrigated arable lands of southwestern Spain. AgriSolar operations requiring and including irrigation methods may benefit from topics discussed in this paper.
This paper provides insight on the trade-offs of co-locating agriculture and solar photovoltaic infrastructure by analyzing microclimatic conditions, PV panel temperature, soil moisture and irrigation water use, plant ecophysiological function and plant biomass production within this agrivoltaics ecosystem and in traditional PV installations and agricultural settings.