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Feasibility Study on Small Scale Food Production Using Off-Grid Photovoltaic Water Pumping System in Coastal Dune

  • Open or Close Xinyan Wang1, Kotaro Tagawa2* and Bateer Baiyin3

    1Faculty of Regional Sciences, Tottori University, Japan

    2Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Japan

    3Department of Dryland Science, Graduate school of Sustainability Science, Tottori University, Japan

    *Corresponding author: Kotaro Tagawa, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Japan

Submission: August 01, 2018; Published: August 06, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACET.2018.01.000523

ISSN 2639-0574
Volume1 Issue5


A small-scale food production which is combined an off-grid photovoltaic water pumping system with vegetable cultivation was tested. The groundwater at seashore in coastal dune are irrigated to cultivate Swiss chard. The practicability of off-grid photovoltaic water pumping system and availability of groundwater in coastal dune are suggested.

Keywords: Off-grid photovoltaic system; Water pumping; Coastal groundwater; Food production; Developing country; Arid region

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