Photos’ credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)
The inserted photos are taken in a shrimp farm located in Port Said area (Egypt). The use of solar energy in aquaculture in Egypt has been always considered especially when considering the increasing cost of fuel as well as the maintenance cost of pumps run by diesel. The initial cost of solar energy which is somehow high and this might slowed down the spread of solar energy in aquaculture. However, it expected that the mass production of solar panels as well as the rest of the system components could economically justify the use of solar energy in fish farm especially in shrimp farms considering the high market price of shrimp. For the sake of this post, the large pump is of 25 HP with a water discharge capacity of 400 m3/hour, while the smaller 10-HP pump discharges 30 m3 of water/hour.