Design & economic analysis of a solar powered water pumping system for crop irrigation
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Agricultural technology is changing rapidly. Farming machinery, products are constantly being improved. Studies show that, PV systems in agriculture are the best solutions to the remote areas agricultural need. Solar energy source has the potential to provide energy services with zero emission. Since it is renewable energy source, it has abundant supply. The solar power pumping system can be used in remote or rural areas in Bangladesh where electricity is not that much available. Solar powered pumping system can be used for irrigations or for delivering water. Diesel powered pumping system has a cheap capital cost; however it is expensive and problematic to maintain and operate. On the other hand, solar powered pumping system is almost completely opposite. It has a high initial cost but it is considerably cheaper to run. A properly designed solar pumping system will be efficient, simple and reliable. This system will be cost effective and can meet up the need of the water in agriculture.