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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:7, July, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 95-101

Development of Eco-Friendly Solar Photovoltaic Insect Light Trap for Pest Control
A.M. Gavhande*, S.R. Kalbande and V.P. Khambalkar
Department of Unconventional Energy Sources and Electrical Engineering, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola (MS) 444104, India
*Corresponding author

A solar photovoltaic insect light trap was developed consisted of 10 Wp SPV panel, 12 V; 7 Ah lead acid battery, charge controller, dusk to down electrical circuit and adjustable stand. As per design calculations the trap was fabricated in the workshop. The performance of solar photovoltaic insect light trap was taken in the farmer’s cotton crop field Vazegaon, Dist. Akola (Maharashtra), for finding out the efficiency of the developed solar insect light trap and insect trapping during night hours. The average values of ambient temperature, wind velocity, panel temperature, solar intensity, panel output, panel efficiency, panel voltage, panel current, exergy efficiency of panel and battery voltage in different colour light trap viz., blue, yellow and UV-A blue were recorded. The total number of insects caught in blue, yellow and UV-A blue colour light were 6820, 8199 and 19872, respectively during the experimentation. The order wise and daily distribution of insects in UV-A blue colour light, the highest population of Lepidoptera insects was observed. It could be inferred that the solar insect light trap was technically as well as economically feasible.

Keywords: Solar Photovoltaic, Insect Light Trap, Ultra violet-A blue, Efficiency, Benefit Cost Ratio

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Gavhande, A.M., S.R. Kalbande and Khambalkar, V. P. 2019. Development of Eco-Friendly Solar Photovoltaic Insect Light Trap for Pest ControlInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 95-101. doi:
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