Water must be supplied to crops throughout the growing season. A
typical solar powered pumping system consists of a solar panel array
that powers an electric motor, which in turn powers a bore or surface
pump. Photovoltaic (PV) systems are used to pump water for livestock,
plants or humans
CATKIN solar irrigation system is pollution
free. Very high volumes of water for large scale irrigation can also be
supported through a wide range of pump sizes and vertical lifts. CATKIN
solar irrigation solutions are a very attractive alternative to diesel
powered pumping and support sustainable agriculture.
Irrigation systems are also used for dust suppression, disposal of sewage, and in mining. Irrigation is often studied together with drainage, which is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area.
Irrigation has been a central feature of agriculture for over 5000 years and the result of work of many cultures, and was the basis of the economy and society of numerous societies, ranging from Asia to the American Southwest.