Research team to extract water by solar energy

Research team to extract water by solar energy
Updated 03 June 2012

Research team to extract water by solar energy

Research team to extract water by solar energy

The Department of Physics at Madinah’s Taibah University has developed an efficient photosynthesis system to pump water from wells using solar energy.
The system is a project that falls in line with the Kingdom’s objectives in establishing industries in a number of various sectors, according to university Director Adnan Al-Mazrooa.
He added the university has won a number of awards for research projects.
“The new first-of-its kind project is to use solar energy when operating water pumps to extract water from wells for the purpose of irrigation in Madinah,” he said.
Researcher and team leader Mohammed Al-Ghannam said this system will help extend its reach to remote areas because of the presence of the sun there, adding that the research results will provide great support to the employment of solar energy in many other fields.
The photosynthesis system, Al-Ghannam pointed out, was established over a 25 sq. kms area out of Madinah area where 22 cubic meters of water was extracted from sunrise to sunset.
Dean of Scientific Research, Ahmad Al-Jeraid said sustainable forms of energy are at present one of the most important fields of scientific research in the world.
“They are renewable and clean energies that causes no pollution and has, at the same time, many applications in different fields,” said Al-Jeraid, adding that available solar energy can be employed largely in the Kingdom especially in Madinah.
The research team, Al-Jeaid pointed out, previously carried out in the area a study to assess solar energy and the advantages of solar cells.
The study results showed that there is a huge abundance of solar energy in Madinah throughout the year, which can be employed in different ways.
Al-Ghannam said the primary research results would be published in a scientific magazine soon.