Solar Powered Smart Irrigation System

Authors(5) :-G. Joga Rao, K. Bapuji, S.Shiva, R. Tatam Naidu Sai Mohan P, G. Kishore Kumar Suresh B

In the field of agriculture, a proper method of irrigation is of utmost importance because of two main reasons: lack of rains & scarcity of land reservoir water. Continuous extraction of water from the earth has been reducing the groundwater levels due to which many of the agricultural lands have been pushed slowly into the zones of un-irrigated lands. Another very important reason of this is the uncalculated use of water due to which a significant amount of water goes wasted. To overcome this problem, an automatic irrigation system can be used which derives power from solar energy through photovoltaic cells and by which, the dependency on erratic commercial power can be reduced. In this proposed system, solar energy is used to operate an irrigation pump. An automatic pump control using a moisture sensor and a microcontroller is implemented. Sensor are placed on the agricultural field and it continuously sense the water level in them and based on the information given by the sensors, the microcontroller controls the water flow to the field by making Pump on/off. Further, this project can be extended by interfacing it with a IOT, so that the farmer can be aware of the soil moisture level and by that, can control the switching operation of the water pump from a remote area.

Authors and Affiliations

G. Joga Rao
Associate Professor EEE Department, Raghu Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam, India
K. Bapuji
Assistant Professor EEE Department, Raghu Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam, India
S.Shiva
B.Tech Student EEE Department, Raghu Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam, India
R. Tatam Naidu Sai Mohan P
B.Tech Student EEE Department, Raghu Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam, India
G. Kishore Kumar Suresh B
B.Tech Student EEE Department, Raghu Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam, India

Zener diode, solar energy, Arduino, DC Motor, Soil Moisture sensor

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 4 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 696-700
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1844253
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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G. Joga Rao, K. Bapuji, S.Shiva, R. Tatam Naidu Sai Mohan P, G. Kishore Kumar Suresh B, " Solar Powered Smart Irrigation System, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.696-700, March-April-2018.
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