Wind pumps for irrigating greenhouse crops

Peillón Mesa, Manuel Esteban and Sánchez Calvo, Raúl and Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria and Garcia, J.L. (2012). Wind pumps for irrigating greenhouse crops. In: "9th EGU General Assembly 2012", 22/04/2011 - 27/04/2011, Viena, Austria. p. 14155.


Title: Wind pumps for irrigating greenhouse crops
  • Peillón Mesa, Manuel Esteban
  • Sánchez Calvo, Raúl
  • Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria
  • Garcia, J.L.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: 9th EGU General Assembly 2012
Event Dates: 22/04/2011 - 27/04/2011
Event Location: Viena, Austria
Title of Book: Geophysical Research Abstracts of 9th EGU General Assembly
Date: 2012
Volume: 14
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Deposited on: 24 Oct 2012 08:01
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