Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 198

Full Length Research Paper

Modeling and fuzzy control of a photovoltaic-assisted watering system

Amenallah Damak1*, Abdessalem Guesmi2 and Abdelkader Mami3
Laboratory of Analysis and Control Systems (LACS), Faculty of Sciences of Tunis (FST), Tunis Tunisia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 31 March 2009
  •  Published: 30 April 2009



The effective management of water and soil is crucial for countries with main agricultural activities. Therefore, it is very important to improve practices and irrigation methods to provide suitable and necessary moisture for proper crop development. In this article, we propose first a study of an irrigation system suitable for remote sites and using photovoltaic energy as a power source for pumping. After that, we apply a second fuzzy logic to control the pumping system taking into account the difference between rainfall soil moisture, temperature, and plant transpiration... We treat the case of vine plantations located in the region of Mornag, Tunisia.


Key words: Photovoltaic energy, fuzzy logic, irrigation.