Solar/Irrigation

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Effects of total system head and solar radiation on the techno-economics of PV groundwater pumping irrigation system for sustainable agricultural production

This report discusses the effects of solar radiation and total system head on techno-economics of a PV groundwater pumping irrigation system designed for sustainable agricultural production. The materials and methods of the study include crop water requirements, estimated pumping rates, estimations of PV-array ratings and solar charge controllers, and economic estimations of PV-pumping system(s). The results of the study also include an environmental impact analysis.
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Development of a Solar-Powered Submersible Pump
System Without the Use of Batteries in Agriculture

The purpose of this study was to describe the development of a solar-powered submersible pump system without the use of batteries in agriculture. The submersible pump system used a solar drive to run it. The implementation uses a combination of solar trackers, water storage tanks, power converters, and stabilizers. The results of the study explained that solar trackers increased the efficiency of solar units that track the sun throughout the day and convert solar energy into DC electrical power.
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A Solar Powered Smart Irrigation System

This paper proposes a solution for the present energy crisis for Indian farmers. It introduces a system consisting of a solar-powered water pump along with an automatic water flow control using a moisture sensor. This system could be applied to AgriSolar operations that required water pumping for various applications on a farm operation.
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Solar Based Automatic Irrigation System

This paper presents the design of a solar tracking system via LDR sensor values to harness maximum solar energy that is converted into electrical energy which in turn is used to power the irrigation system. This system can be applied in AgriSolar operations where irrigation systems are included.
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Solar Based Smart Irrigation System Using PID Controller

This paper presents an approach to minimize the human interface for the agriculture sector, which provides comfort to the farmer in monitoring and performs automatic irrigation operation. The approach discussed here can be applied to AgriSolar operations and development requiring irrigation.
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Solar-Powered Livestock Watering Systems

This publication gives an introduction to solar-powered livestock-watering systems, including discussions of cost, components, and terminology, as well as some suggestions for designing and installing these systems.
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Solar Pumping for Irrigation: Improving Livelihoods and Sustainability

Solar-based solutions can provide reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable energy for decentralized irrigation services. This paper analyzes the key drivers behind the adoption of solar pumping technology and brings to the forefront the cross-sector aspects that should be considered in program design and implementation.
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Inserting Photovoltaic Solar Energy to an Automated Irrigation System

This paper presents a prototype of an automated-irrigation system for installation in the field. After the prototype development, the use of a previously built photovoltaic microgeneration is analyzed in order to insert the electricity generated in the automated irrigation system.
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Development of Solar Powered Irrigation System

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.
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Design and Implementation of a Solar-Powered Smart Irrigation System

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.
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Auto-Irrigation System with PV Solar Tracking

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.
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Techno-Economic Viability of Agro-Photovoltaic Irrigated Arable Lands in the EU-Med Region: A Case-Study in Southwestern Spain

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.
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Agrivoltaics Provide Mutual Benefits Across The Food-Energy-Water Nexus In Drylands

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.