PV based Automated Irrigation Management in Remote Onshore Area in India
Photovoltaic (PV) based irrigation is one of the most promising application of renewable energy for agronomy. This paper presents an PV based automated irrigation management system and its implementation for a remote onshore area in India. In this work, the effects of parameters such as solar irradiation, soil moisture, selection of pump, etc. has been studied. The plant is also capable of storing excess generated PV as a backup for retrieval during lean periods. An economic analysis is also performed using HOMER software. Suitable simulations and experimental implementation on a laboratory prototype validates the proposed study.
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