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.

2 Replies to “PV based Automated Irrigation Management in Remote Onshore Area in India”

  1. Very interesting work and very clear and good presentation.
    Have you compared the effect on the growth of plants by this kind of irrigation with a conventional way?

    Thank You!

    1. Dr. Arunava Chatterjee says: Reply

      Thank you for your words of inspiration and interest.
      No we didn’t do a comparison as regards effect on growth of plants with conventional approach. We were interested more in providing an efficient way of minimizing water wastage and utilizing PV power. However, this can be an interesting avenue of study. Thank you again for your interest.

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