The Role of Photovoltaic Water Pumps in Development of Agricultural Sector

Document Type : Original Article


1 Agricultural Department, Agricultural Extension and Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran , Iran


Agriculture is a main part to global warming through greenhouse gases because of activities such as deforestation, soil treatment and methane emissions from livestock. It is also one of the main users of fossil fuels; it means contributing further to greenhouse gases emissions. Both increased energy demand and reduction of fossil fuel reserves, have encouraged the interest for development of new technologies as renewable energies (RE). Renewable energy started to become a feasible solution. One of the most important kind of RE is solar energy. The solar devices will be able to help improve health and local economies. Solar water pump can be one of the most important and applicable devise in farms specially where there is no existing power line. Photovoltaic water pumps are very reliable and require little maintenance. In this regard, the present study has been conducted to investigate the role of photovoltaic water pumps in development of agricultural sector.