ESPA 2014-2020
Grant agreement no. Τ2ΕΔΚ-03987
Development of an energy-efficient precision irrigation system under deficit conditions using rainwater

In General

Main aim of ReDIrri is to create an integrated, energy-independent and affordable automated drip irrigation system, which uses harvested rainwater for covering the crop water needs in a deficit situation by offering a short-term irrigation program with a 5 day plan. The proposed system will offer a new solution for irrigation, harvesting, storing and recovering rainwater, utilizing natural flow (due to relief) and automating irrigation processes with the system to be energy autonomous. ReDIrri will record the amount of water available for irrigation and will use it in the most viable way by using crop irrigation on the basis of crop requirements.

More Information

Among the objectives of the project are the application of deficit irrigation, the automation of irrigation, the proper management of water reserves, the saving of water quantities, the reduction of irrigation costs of up to 40%, the security of crop production, the sustainable use of crop land and the dissemination of results. The system will operate autonomously using solar energy through individual solar panels. Through the web platform, the users can be informed if it is recommended or not to irrigate and the quantity of water that is required. The main objective of ReDIrri is to exploit alternative sources for irrigation and in particular to collect rainwater, by automating the process in a deficit situation. ReDIrri aims to develop an integrated trading system to optimize irrigation and protect water resources, as well as to develop a business model for wider dissemination of the system in the Greek and international markets.

AGENSO Contribution

AGENSO is implementing the entire project and the pilot areas are provided by DELAROS. AGENSO will elicit the user requirements in order to develop the software and the hardware. After that the systems will be evaluated in pilot areas.

ReDIrri Basics

Rainwater collection
using natural flow of water
Deficit irrigation
reduction of water use up to 50%
System controller
automation of irrigation
Energy autonomy
lower energy consumption and costs by the use of solar panels

Project Funding

  • Starting date : 18/02/2020
  • Duration : 30 Months
  • Status : Running
  • AGENSO participation type: Coordinator
Estimated Cost: €275,700.00 100%
National Contribution: €220,560.50 80%
  • Co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE - INNOVATE (project code: Τ2ΕΔΚ-03987)
Low cost system
% reduction of irrigation costs
Rainwater collection systems

ReDIrri Main Achievements

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