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DA to roll out solar-powered irrigation project in Nueva Ecija

Apr 21, 2018 @ 14:28
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The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to inaugurate next month its P7.2-million pilot solar-powered irrigation project in Nueva Ecija.

The Caridad Norte and Sur Solar Powered Irrigation System (SPIS) will be unveiled at Brgy. Caridad Norte in Llanera town under the DA’s rice program.

The SPIS is an irrigation system powered by solar energy, instead of fossil fuel or electricity. It is consists of one or more solar panels, also known as solar modules or solar plates, a pump, electronic controls or a controller device to operate the pump, storage tank, and conveyance structures.

The project will benefit the Caridad Norte and Sur Irrigators Association (CNSIA) with 125 Nueva Ecija rice farmers.

It could irrigate 50 to 65 hectares of rainfed rice area and can continuously operate for six hours daily.

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