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  • Solar water pumps for irrigation

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    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Solar-powered irrigation improves food security in West Africa

    Solar-powered irrigation that delivers water directly to plant roots could help ensure food security in Africa, say researchers. Their study in the Sudano-Sahel region of West Africa indicated that this irrigation method could increase both household income and nutritional intake, particularly during the dry season. The food supply in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa is considered insecure in ...

  • ABB irrigation control solution saves water and energy in Spain

    The ABB solution controls the irrigation system for 10,700 plots of land in a 210 square-kilometer belt of prime agricultural land in the Zujar Canal region of western Spain, where local farmers grow sweet corn, tomatoes, olives, rice and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. Prior to ABB’s involvement, many farmers had to drive up to 40 kilometers to irrigate their land. They had to open ...


    By ABB

  • Grundfos Pumps to Halve Water Consumption For Irrigation at Fresno Facility During 2011

    Grundfos Pumps Corporation today announced that it will voluntarily cut in half the amount of potable water used to irrigate its 27-acre campus here during 2011, with plans to eliminate the practice entirely by the end of 2012.  As a result, the global pumps and pumping systems manufacturer will save roughly 3 million gallons of potable water during 2011 – enough to fill four ...


    By Grundfos

  • Moroccan City Defies Desertification by Harnessing Solar Power and Treated Wastewater

    Dubbed "the door of the desert", the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is combatting land degradation, loss of biodiversity and desertification by building a greenbelt of trees, irrigated by treated wastewater. At the same time, it harnesses the energy of the Sun by constructing North Africa's largest solar energy plant. Once completed in 2019, the Noor-Ouarzazate solar power plant will contribute 18 ...

  • Polyethylene mulch, glazing create optimal conditions for soil solarization

    Soil solarization, a process that uses solar radiation to rid the soil of pests, is most common in regions with high solar radiation and high temperatures during the summer season. An alternative to soil fumigation, the process is used either alone or in combination with fumigants. To accomplish solarization, solar radiation is used to passively heat moist soil covered with clear plastic ...

  • Watering the world

    Original story at MIT News Many farms in drought-prone regions of the U.S. rely on drip irrigation as a water-saving method to grow crops. These systems pump water through long thin tubes that stretch across farm fields. Hundreds of dime-sized drippers along the length of each tube trickle water directly onto a ...

  • Silicon Technology from Dow Corning Helps to Improve Efficiency of Water Delivery

    As countries around the world grapple with water shortages due to fast-growing populations and changing climates, silicon technology is helping farmers around the world irrigate their crops more efficiently, reducing the amount of water required. ...


    By Dow Corning Corporation

  • KYOCERA PV System Powers a Long-Awaited Dream in San Diego

     Kyocera employees have first-hand knowledge about the high-quality products the company provides. Therefore, it’s no surprise when employees and retirees choose Kyocera solar modules as they decide to break free of the ever-increasing power prices charged by utility companies. Jim Ketterer, who retired from Kyocera in 2013, is an example of this growing trend. “As we did our ...


    By Kyocera Solar, Inc.

  • NivuLog SunFlow

    No power supply available but you need permanent flow measurement anyway? - Now this is possible without any problems! Introducing the NivuLog SunFlow, NIVUS has developed an independent and solar-powered flow measurement station with integrated data transmission via GPRS. The robust and compact enclosure contains all components needed such as solar panel, flow calculator, modem, ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Constellation Energy and PureSense Environmental Partner to Provide Automated Load Response Services to Growers

    Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) today announced an agreement with PureSense Environmental, Inc. to provide automated load response programs to customers of PureSense Environmental’s energy response program, PureSenseESP. The relationship will provide the real-time irrigation management company the opportunity to offer their growers Constellation Energy’s innovative load response ...


    By Constellation Energy

  • San Gabriel Cemetery to Save More Than 140,000 Gallons of Water Per Year

    California American Water announced today that San Gabriel Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in the San Gabriel Valley, has received a California American Water grant funding the installation of two weather-based irrigation controller systems on the cemetery’s property. The new technology will provide San Gabriel Cemetery, located partly in the city ...


    By American Water

  • SMA Partners with Farm from a Box™ to Bring Localized Food Production to Rural Communities Worldwide

    SMA has joined forces with Farm from a Box™ to develop a complete, off-grid toolkit for localized food production. Ideal for remote and rural communities worldwide, this micro-farming solution includes everything from water purification and irrigation to seedlings and solar power, allowing users to produce ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Key PV stakeholders gear up to meet in San Jose

    Global PV experts are set to create a robust strategy to drive down LCOE in San Jose on 17-18 October The Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization Summit USA is only one week away, taking place on 17-18 October at the Airport Holiday Inn, San Jose, and over 150 of PVs most influential figures, innovators and hands-on experts have now confirmed to attend. The event will bring together key ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Blue revolution key to getting “more crop per drop” and strengthening food security

    Increasing demand for water continues to threaten the livelihood of millions of small-scale farmers who depend on water for their crops. At a time when one in eight people lacks access to safe water, the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) points to low-cost, small-scale innovations to better manage this vital ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Turkey: ideally placed to make use of renewables

    With a growing population of over 72 million and rapid economic development, Turkey has one of the fastest growing needs for power in the developed world. Electricity demand alone is increasing by 6-8 per cent each year and CO2 emissions are rising at a rate of 5.8 per cent per year. As part of its climate change strategy designed to tackle these rising emissions, Turkey recently announced it ...

  • Energy efficiency a key concern for vegetable growers

    As Australian vegetable growers continue to struggle under the weight of rising production costs, an energy audit report on the industry has taken a closer look at power consumption and efficiency. “Energy costs have practically doubled over the last decade, prompting the industry to take a closer look at the way facilities use energy, and to then use the report to identify ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Leading US utilities talking grid stability and reliability at PV Plant Optimization 2012

    PV Insider confirmed the participation of San Francisco Water, Power, Sewer (SFPUC),Tucson Energy Power, Colorado Springs Utilities, SMUD and the Imperial Irrigation District at the 3rd Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization Summit USA (17-18 October, San Jose). At the summit experts from each utility will share real experiences from PV projects that have come online to identify how plant ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Seawater greenhouse plan for Jordan

    Seawater greenhouses, solar power plants and other new green technologies will be brought together in Jordan in an attempt to turn its desert into a producer of crops, fresh water and electricity. The governments of Jordan and Norway signed an agreement last month (11 January) to build a 20-hectare demonstration centre near Aqaba on the Red Sea. They will work with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • World food prize recognizes leadership in agriculture, but more policy support is needed to feed the world’s hungry

    Policymakers around the world need to step up their critical efforts to combat hunger, malnutrition, and poverty by providing greater support for agriculture, according to researchers with Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project. As the awarding of the annual World Food Prize approaches, the project acknowledges the important contribution that the Prize makes in recognizing ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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