Journal :   International Journal of Technology

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2018

Pages :   16-22

ISSN Print :  2231-3907

ISSN Online :  2231-3915


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Solar Power Based Irrigation System

Address:   Rasmita Kumari Mohapatra1*, Badri Narayan Mohapatra2, Akash Nandwana3, Nikhil Singh3,
Anishkumar Mishra3, Shubham Yadav3
1Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, TCET, Mumbai, India.
2Department of Electronics and telecommunication Engineering, OCEM, BBSR, India.
3Final Year Student of EXTC, TCET, Mumbai, India.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2231-3915.2018.00004.4

Agricultural technology is changing rapidly. Farm machinery, farm building and production facilities are constantly being improved. Agricultural applications suitable for photovoltaic(PV) solutions are numerous. These applications are a mix of individual installations and systems installed by utility companies when they have found that a PV solution is the best solution for remote agricultural need such as water pumping for crops or livestock. A solar powered water pumping system is made up of two basic components. These are PV panel sand pumps. The smallest element of a PV panel is the solar cell. Each solar cell has two or more specially prepared layers of semiconductor material that produce direct current (DC) electricity when exposed to light. This DC current is collected by the wiring in the panel. It is then supplied either to a DC pump, which in turn pumps water whenever the sun shines , or stored in batteries for later use by the pump. The aim of this article is to explain how solar powered water pumping system works and what the differences with the other energy sources are.
Solar panel, Water pumping, Microcontroller, Solar irrigation system
Rasmita Kumari Mohapatra, Badri Narayan Mohapatra, Akash Nandwana, Nikhil Singh, Anishkumar Mishra, Shubham Yadav. Solar Power Based Irrigation System. Int. J. Tech. 2018; 8(1): 16-22
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