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Inserting Photovoltaic Solar Energy to an Automated Irrigation System

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
J.P. Reges, E.J. Braga, L.C. Dos S. Mazza, A.R. De Alexandria

J P Reges, E J Braga, Dos L C S Mazza and De A R Alexandria. Article: Inserting Photovoltaic Solar Energy to an Automated Irrigation System. International Journal of Computer Applications 134(1):1-7, January 2016. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

	author = {J.P. Reges and E.J. Braga and L.C. Dos S. Mazza and A.R. De Alexandria},
	title = {Article: Inserting Photovoltaic Solar Energy to an Automated Irrigation System},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2016},
	volume = {134},
	number = {1},
	pages = {1-7},
	month = {January},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}


Photovoltaic solar energy has been gaining market share over the years due to lower prices and to a significant incentive from the government. It is a clean, static and promising energy source, and such technology has been applied to various applications. This paper presents a prototype of an automated irrigation system for later installation on the field. After the prototype development, we analyzed the use of a previously built photovoltaic microgeneration, in order to insert the electricity generated in the automated irrigation system. The photovoltaic microgeneration has an installed capacity of 2.76 kWp and a battery bank with 24 V. The integration of photovoltaic solar energy in the automated irrigation system represented a good application for family farming, minimizing water waste, besides representing the use of a renewable energy source.


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Automated irrigation, Solar photovoltaic, Microgeneration, Renewable energy