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Development of solar powered irrigation system

Abdelkerim, A I and Sami Eusuf, MMR and Salami, Momoh Jimoh Eyiomika and Aibinu, Abiodun Musa and Eusuf, Muhammad Abu (2013) Development of solar powered irrigation system. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 53 (1). 012005(1)-012005(13). ISSN 1757-8981

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Development of a solar powered irrigation system has been discussed in this paper. This system would be SCADA-based and quite useful in areas 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. The system is powered by solar system as a renewable energy which uses solar panel module to convert Sunlight into electricity. The development and implementation of an automated SCADA controlled system that uses PLC as a controller is significant to agricultural, oil and gas monitoring and control purpose purposes. In addition, the system is powered by an intelligent solar system in which solar panel targets the radiation from the Sun. Other than that, the solar system has reduced energy cost as well as pollution. The system is equipped with four input sensors; two soil moisture sensors, two level detection sensors. Soil moisture sensor measures the humidity of the soil, whereas the level detection sensors detect the level of water in the tank. The output sides consist of two solenoid valves, which are controlled respectively by two moistures sensors.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2470/33714
Uncontrolled Keywords: Instrumentation and measurement Environmental and Earth science
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Engr. Muhammad Abu Eusuf
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 13:13
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2014 13:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33714

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