Project location: The southern part of the desert in Jingbian County, Shaanxi Province, China
Project Background: Under the help and coordination of related authorities including the provincial anti- desertification leading group and provincial shelterbelt construction station, the pumping source of agricultural irrigation systems was successfully setup on June 12, 2009.
Solution: Adopting Solartech PS3000 solar pumping agricultural irrigation system to irrigate a land area of 17 acres (about 70035m2) of desert economy plants.
Economic Benefits: The solar pump system can generate electricity 7500 kWh annually, in its 25-year long application, the system can save standard coal up to 70 tons, reduce emission of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, soot and ash by 31 tons, 1.4 tons, 1.1 tons and 18 tons respectively. Compared with flood irrigation, the solar pumping ground gravity drip irrigation system is able to save water by 70%, so to improve the efficiency of irrigation.
Social Benefits: This project is a typical case of theory application in sand industry. Based on 18,000 acre land including managed and non-managed sand land, this project applied solartech’s solar irrigation system, relating technical ecological agriculture project to sand provention base. This project is also a crucial ecological agriculture demonstration case which is to integrate sand prevention and promotion of sustainable development of economic society; integrate technical measure, engineering measure and farming measure; integrate sand prevention, local economy and better life of farmers; integrate ecological effect and economic effect and integrate ecology building, industry development, framework adjust.
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