Potential Use of Solar Energy and Emerging Technologies in Micro Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal, Manoj K. Ghosal

November 28, 2016 by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 360 Pages - 21 Color & 88 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771883641 - CAT# N11654
Series: Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation

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  • Examines several new and innovative design systems for micro irrigation
  • Reviews a portable solar photovoltaic powered pumping system for micro irrigation system in vegetable cultivation
  • Discusses a new concept of measured irrigation (MI), which is a low pressure micro irrigation system that controls the application rate to each plant
  • Reviews the performance of a solar greenhouse for water saving and sustainable farming
  • Considers nutrient management through drip fertigation to improve yield and quality of crops


This new book, the fourth volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation book series, examines the potential of solar energy and other emerging energy technologies in micro irrigation to create sustainable energy sources. The authors discuss a variety of innovative micro irrigation system designs, with a special focus on solar energy and photovoltaic (PV) energy.