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Wind pumps for irrigating greenhouse crops
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical,
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Agriculture is a major consumer of energy in many countries of the world. Only a few of these countries are self-sufficient in conventional energy sources, which are also exhaustible. Fortunately, there are other sources of energy, such as wind, which has experienced recent developments in the area of wind power generation. From irrigation projects to power supply in remote farms, wind power generation can play a vital role. A simple methodology for technical evaluation of windmills for irrigation water pumping has been developed in this study to determine the feasibility per unit amount of water supplied and the levels of daily irrigation demand satisfied by windmill irrigation system at various levels of risk (probability of failure). For this purpose, a series of three hourly wind-speed data over a period of 38 years at Ciego de Ávila, Cuba, were analyzed to compute the diurnal wind pump discharge at varying levels of risk. The sizes of reservoirs required to modulate fluctuating discharge and to satisfy the levels of irrigation demand, on function of crop development dates, cultivated area and water elevation height, were computed by cumulative deficit water budgeting. An example is given illustrating the use of the methodology on tomato crop Licopersicon esculentum Mill) under greenhouse.
International
Si
Congress
European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU 2011)
960
Place
Viena, Austria
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1607-7962
Start Date
03/04/2011
End Date
08/04/2011
From page
14155
To page
14155
8th EGU General Assembly. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, 8656 (2011). [http://www.geophysical-research-abstracts.net]
Participants
  • Autor: M. Peillón (Faculty of Building Univ. of East. Santiago de Cuba)
  • Autor: R. R. Sánchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (UPM)
  • Autor: J.L. García (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Automatización en Señal y Comunicaciones (GASC)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica
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