A Comparative Analysis of the Power
Generating Lawn Sprinkler System
Power generating lawn sprinkler system is a power generator induced method of
water diffusion, an unconventional system of irrigation used principally to
regulate airborne dust and is important for the development of agriculture
and other green areas including landscapes, grasslands as well as sports fields
including football fields and golf courses.
Power generating lawn sprinkler system is a water-conservative
irrigation system as it is the encapsulates distribution of water as in most
irrigation procedures simultaneously through a system of pipes by pumping. This
water for irrigation is spewed into the air by the revolving sprinkler head, sprinkling
as water hits the surrounding and its environs. Many at times, power generating
lawn sprinkler systems have an underground sprinkler function through the use
of electrical or electronic technology.
In the same vein, just as in other major suitable sprinkler systems, the
Power generating lawn sprinkler system consists of various plumbing parts
including the pump unit, stationary sprinkler, piping and controller or
It possesses a stationary sprinkler also referred to as
a spray head which is used in smaller turf areas and may be used in landscape
beds as well. The stationary sprinkler or Spray heads is inserted such that the
head of the device protrudes with its root to the ground and are stationary. These
sprinkler heads are known for spraying more of steam, compared to rotational
sprinklers. The spray heads are largely made in 4, 6 and 12 centimetres. Either
of the dimensions could be used but must be subject to on the type of grass or
the sprinklers precise position.
Secondly, the power generating lawn system is not
without a controller also called a control equipment. The sprinkler in most
cases runs from the controller equipment which is located on the interior or
exterior wall or partition that is used, or might operate from a central
It is however advised that in cases where the
sprinkler is connected to a distinct controller, it is necessary to acquaint oneself
with how to with immediate effects switch the power off to the controller as
this would to a large extent curtail emergency situations in the event that the
sprinklers will not shut off.
This Power generating lawn sprinkler system can be used to generate
electric power by attaching a dynamo also referred to as a generator to the spinning
head of the sprayer that is closed. Hence, the sprinkler is locked by the
dynamo hence converting it to a turbine.
Thereafter, upon activation, the dynamo or generator,
which sits on top of the valve makes way for air to discharge from the upper
part of a rubber diaphragm located in the centre of the valve. Meanwhile, the water
that has been gathered, and awaiting its charge, residing on the bottom of this
same diaphragm now has the higher pressure and lifts the diaphragm. Interestingly,
a fixed head spray or a circulating sprinkler can be possessed can spray a
mildly interrupted stream of water from 6–12m (20–40 ft.), or small drip sprayers
or emitters that release a slow, gradual, and a consistently steady drip of
water on fainter vegetations such as flowers and bushes.
Pros and Cons of The Power Generating Lawn
It is worthy of note that the Power Generating Lawn Sprinkler System has
a greater number of advantages than disadvantages as described below. Hence,
the advantages are;
In the Power generating lawn sprinkler system, the produced power that is gotten
from the process involving the lawn sprinkler can be used for energy or power requiring
sprinklers such as remote controlled electric sprinkler, lighting and other
uses as it produces a continuous supply of electrical power. It is even more
reliable in cold times such as winter where large quantity of electricity is
Effective- If sprinkler devices just like the Power Generating Lawn Sprinkler
system are high-tech and are redesigned for both irrigation and power
generation, once installed, will generate low cost of energy requirements.
used to generate electric power- As power can be produced from sprinkler head in
core pivot sprinkler irrigation type, this is highly efficient especially as it
serves as a great help in developing countries. This is a paramount advantage
because these third-world countries are restricted in their allocations and budgets
channelled into their power sectors.
On the other hand, the disadvantages are as follows:
complexity – Power generating systems such as this require additional control
equipment and air pressure supply components which leads to an increased system
complexity. Hence, leading to a premium on proper and efficient maintenance.
installation and maintenance cost – The
increased complexity that is met with the power generating lawn system, there
is an added complexity pipe installation cost, and also an increased
flexibility- limitations from the regulatory requirement and power generating
components are likely to may the number of individual sprinkler zones that is served
from a single riser as long as it is in the building, and impact the ability of
an owner to make system additions.
The Future of Power Generating Lawn Sprinkler
Power generating sprinkler irrigation one of the most
widely acclaimed, acceptable methods of sprinkling especially in agriculture.
It is an advanced method of sprinkling, embraced by advanced and developing
nations alike as it is an advanced water-saving irrigation technology. It is
widely acknowledged as the system is water conservative as water is absent from
the tube until the system runs, hence an immense contributor to the growth and
development of mechanised farming.
Furthermore, this sprinkler system has had a higher acceptability
rate as it is useful in hydropower generation. Hydro power is energy or power that
is gained from streaming, or flowing water and is used for watermills,
renewable energy, irrigation, and in the operations of mechanical devices.
Hydropower consist of broad categories including; conventional hydroelectric,
small hydro, micro hydro, conduit hydroelectricity, pumped storage
hydroelectricity and pressure buffering hydropower.