SOLAR PUMPS HAVE SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS
One of the main costs in agricultural irrigation is energy, usually in the form of electricity supply. The combination of the seasonality of irrigation, the billing model of power distributors, and the availability of space make solar pumping a very cost effective and efficient alternative.
Solar pumps have multiple advantages in agricultural irrigation and also some special control needs. When we have network connection, the available power is constant. Clouds significantly reduce the power generated by the panels and, with it, the amount of water that is pumped at each moment.
PROGRAMMERS ALWAYS CONNECTED, POWERFUL, FLEXIBLE AND ECONOMIC
Our range of IProx Controllers applied to solar pumps in combination with a generator set, allows the pumping to work in a constant way. They minimize the number of hours the genset operates. Among their multiple functionalities, they are able to run an advanced control algorithm that permanently monitors the available radiation, the water accumulated in the pond (if any) and the programming of the irrigation for the current and next day. Only in absolutely necessary cases it starts up the group, always monitoring the minimum time between start up and operating.
In addition to this optimization of solar-genset hybridization, IProx Controllers and the IProx Irrigation app put on the farmer´s tablet a whole range of tools to achieve the most efficient irrigation with the least use of resources: energy, water, fertilizers, farmer´s displacements and time.
FUNCTIONALITIES ORIENTED TO MAXIMIZE RESOURCES: WATER, ENERGY AND TIME.
From all the functionalities we should highlight the following:
Visual programming of irrigation from the app IProx Irrgiation. Each irrigation program allows the user to specify: start date and time and duration, start-up of a generator set, application and dose of fertirrigation, sequences of sector or pivots that must water, with the possibility to specify a pump pressure in each one, etc.
Control (remote manual or programmed) of lacht via radio using PRX-VALVE.
Continuous optimization of pump pressure according to the pressures required for each sector/pivot under current irrigation, which means an energy saving of 20-30%.
Remote control, automation and integration of pivots in irrigation programs with the pivot controllers iControl Remote, compatible with all well known brands of pivots.
Precise monitoring of power, pressures, operating hours, meteorology, etc. with exportable graphs and reports in PDF or Excel.
Receiving alerts by email/SMS in case of any incident in the operation of any element.
Integration of meteorological data and calculation of evapo-transpiration (ET0, Etc) with an optional kit of meteorological sensors (temperature, rain, wind, relative humidity, solar radiation).
- Effective soil moisture reading at various depths and various points of the crop through PRX-SOILdevices capable of reading Watermark or SDI sensors.
IPROX IRRIGATION WATERS EVERY DAY THOUSANDS OF HECTARES ALL OVER THE WORLD.
All the above and the tens of thousands of hectares that are watered across the world with our technology, make IProx, iControl Remote and the IProx Irrigation app one of the best options in the market to achieve efficient, optimal and very profitable irrigation.