Solar-Powered Smart Irrigation System

Rinae Sinugo, Omowunmi Mary Longe

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Abstract

South Africa is a country currently facing water and electricity crises due to the unmatched demand and supply of these utilities. In irrigation systems, there is a high rate of water wastage since watering can sometimes take place when it is not necessary especially in the traditional irrigation system. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is an enabler of the transition from traditional to automated irrigation systems. A smart irrigation system that is powered by solar energy was designed and implemented in this work to optimize the consumption of water and electricity in irrigation processes. The device is designed for manual and automatic operations with communication through a Bluetooth module. Experiments were conducted and the results obtained showed that the device offered 25.2% and 57.8% of savings in water usage and energy expenditure respectively compared to a situation without the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry, RTSI 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages30-35
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665441353
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event6th International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry, RTSI 2021 - Virtual, Online, Italy
Duration: 6 Sept 20219 Sept 2021

Publication series

Name6th International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry, RTSI 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference6th International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry, RTSI 2021
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/09/219/09/21

Keywords

  • Automatic Irrigation
  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
  • Manual Irrigation
  • Mobile Application (App)
  • Solar-Powered Smart Irrigation System (SPSIS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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