Resource-conserving Irrigation with Photovoltaic Pumping Systems

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Project title

Resource-conserving Irrigation with Photovoltaic Pumping Systems

Project country/region

☐ East Asia & Pacific
☐ Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & The Carribean - Chile
☐ Middle East & North Africa
☐ North America
☐ South Asia
☐ Sub-Saharan Africa

Project organisation


Project description

The application possibilities of photovoltaic water pumps (PVP) for small-scale irrigation were tested in the period January 1998 to mid-2002. This occurred in cooperation with the three partner countries Ethiopia, Chile, and Jordan. In the context of the development measure, it was to be clarified whether photovoltaic pump systems are advantageous compared with diesel pumps for irrigating selected crops. The project objective was: Users and operators of the pilot systems as well as intermediary institutions can evaluate PV-operated irrigation systems and share their application-specific experiences.

Project related to following sources of energy


☐ Biomass

☐ Biofuel

☐ Biogas

☐ Wind

☐ Geo-Thermal

☐ Hydro

☐ Energy Efficiency

☐ Other: /

Project primarily related to the following Commodity Groups

☐ Cereals

☐ Fruits and vegetables

☐ Nuts and berries

☐ Forage

☐ Dairy products

☐ Meat products

☐ Oil Seeds

☐ Roots and Tubers

☐ Eggs

☐ Pulses

☐ Fiber Crops

☐ Forestry

☐ Sugars

☐ Stimulants

☐ Spices

☐ Other: /

Project primarily related to the following Agricultural Value Chain Steps

☐ Mechanization

Efficiency of Operation

☐ Processing

☐ Transportation

☐ Controlled Atmosphere

☐ Controlled Temperature

☐ Mechanical Sorting

☐ Preservation

☐ Other: /

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