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 AS  Vol.6 No.3 , March 2015
Design of Automatic Irrigation System for Small Farmers in Rwanda
Abstract: In Rwanda, agricultural industry depends on seasonal rain, and this has been a great challenge to agriculture in Rwanda. The designed sample of Photovoltaic pumping system is for irrigation on a piece of land, with 100 m2 field fed by underground water tank of 8 meters of elevation collected during rainy seasons. The adapted 100 m2 field is based on the fact that Rwanda is a densely populated country, also is adapted to be used especially in horticulture to increase exportation. In this system, a photovoltaic system is used as a power source; a pump is coupled with electric motor to drive it and hosepipe to convey water to the storage tank. A sensor is used to send a signal to the driver section at the same time sending a signal to the microcontroller that controls the driver unit and the corresponding relay, which switches off the motor when the water level reaches the lowest level.
Cite this paper: Geoffrey, G. , Dieu, M. , Pierre, N. and Aimable, T. (2015) Design of Automatic Irrigation System for Small Farmers in Rwanda. Agricultural Sciences, 6, 291-294. doi: 10.4236/as.2015.63029.
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