Unmus Merauke Develops Smart Energy Pump for Rice Field Irrigation

goodmorningpapua.com – Musamus State University (Unmus) Merauke innovated by developing a Smart Energy pump machine. The development of this water pump without fuel oil (BBM) is to support agricultural functions in Merauke.

“This breakthrough was created from a research conducted by the community service team for the technology product program,” explained Candra Wahyudhi, one of the Unmus community service teams, Monday, January 17, 2022.

The Smart Energy pump machine has been donated to a farmer group in the Wasur II village area, which has been a partner of Unmus.

“We are targeting several farmer groups in the Wasur II area as partners who become pilot groups in the application of smart energy pump engine technology products,” said Candra.

Candra hopes that the smart energy pump can help farmers find it difficult to irrigate rice fields, so they can reduce fuel costs. “The community service team led by Muhamad Rusdi is committed to make an innovation in the field of agricultural irrigation to support farmers,” said Candra.

Meanwhile, Head of the Community Service Research Institute (LPPM) Musamus University, Merauke, Izak Habel Wayangkau expressed his appreciation for the Smart Energy pump innovation.

“This is a form of the Tridharma [Three Dedications] of college. Musamus University is here to take part in encouraging the downstreaming of technology by applying new energy that is good for the environment that is beneficial to the community,” said Izak.

According to Izak, the technology products that are disseminated to the community are a scheme of academic service to the community. This innovation will be managed and developed by the Directorate of Research and Community Service, Deputy for Strengthening Research and Development, Ministry of Research and Technology/BRIN.

The Smart Energy pump technology is a pump utilizing renewable energy. The pump is designed to be portable in the form of a cart, making it easy to move from one location to another.

The pump utilizes and absorbs solar energy using solar panels and then converts it into electrical energy. The electrical energy produced is supplied to the inverter, controller and battery, then connected to the pump to suck water.

The pump can operate all day, by absorbing solar energy and can also operate without the sun for 5 hours (saving energy). The average water output is 12,000 liters per hour.

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