HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 2 no. 1 (2012)

A Portable Power Generating Apparatus for Irrigation System of Small Scale Farming "Tubig at Ilaw Mula sa Araw"

Romeo G. Seguban

Discipline: Social Science



To develop a project that uses solar devices is an outstanding job this time. Particularly these days that energy crisis is a serious problem. There is an economic consideration in this regard. As a way of solving the problem this study is conceived to fabricate a selfcontained portable power generating apparatus using solar energy that could be used as substitute for alternating current (AC) power to operate irrigation system using submersible pump to reduce farming inputs. The device can be also used for wide variety of lighting, ventilating and charging applications. Furthermore, this project is designed to contribute to environmental conservation and income generation through the establishment of solar-powered water system for urban/rural irrigation purposes. The project is affordable. The total cost is Php 50,000.00 only, cheaper compared to an AC generator using gasoline and diesel oil.