Remote monitoring and control of solar photovoltaic water pumps
Are you looking for a solution to guarantee the optimal operation of your solar pumping?
Proxima Systems has developed the IProx controllers, that allow an optimum hybridization of solar energy with a generator to guarantee efficient irrigation.
Agricultural irrigation solar pumping systems are a more economical alternative than installations connected to the grid, since they avoid the payment of the demand charge all year round. Nonetheless, they need to be combined with generators to compensate the loss of power generated by the solar panels on cloudy days.
For this combination to be as efficient as possible, the Iprox controllers execute an advanced control algorithm that continuously monitors the available solar radiation, the water accumulated in the irrigation pool (if there is one) and the irrigation programming for the same day and the next day. This means that the generators are only active during the minimum time necessary and respecting the minimum period between each start-up and operation of the generator.
This completely automated solar pumping monitoring and control system guarantees efficient irrigation, reducing the operation hours of your generators to the minimum necessary, resulting in a significant energy saving in your agricultural holding.
As well as monitoring solar irrigation, the IProx controllers, together with the IProx Irrigation application provide you with a range of tools that will help you to achieve more efficient irrigation using the least possible resources: energy, water, fertilizers and the farmer’s travel and time.
- Allows the operation of generators to be kept to a minimum
- Respects the minimum operation periods of the generator
- Allows more efficient irrigation using less resources
Visual programming of irrigation using the IProx Irrigation application. Each program allows the specification of: date and time of start-up and duration, starting a generator, application and fertigation dosage, sequence of sectors and pivots for irrigation, with the possibility of specifying a precise pumping pressure for each one, etc., etc.
Control (manual, remote or programmed) of latch valves via radio using our PRX-VALVE devices
Continuous optimization of pumping pressure depending on the pressure required in each sector/pivot irrigating at all times. This allows a 20-30% energy saving.
Remote control, automation and integration of pivots in the irrigation programs with the iControl Remote pivot controllers, which are compatible with pivots of every brand.
Precise monitoring of yields, pressures, operating hours, meteorology, etc., with exportable graphs and reports in PDF or Excel format.
Receive alerts by email/SMS, in the case of any incidents in any part of the system.
Integration of meteorological data and evapotranspiration calculation (ET0, ETc) with an optional meteorological sensors kit (temperature, rain, wind, relative humidity and solar radiation).
Live, time lapse and recorded images of the installations and crops, using Axis cameras powered at 110-220Vac or by solar power.
Effective soil humidity reading at various depths and in different parts of the crop, using PRX-SOIL devices, that can read Watermark or SDI sensors.