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September 02, 2021 19:09

The ITS Community Service Team Develops an Electric Powered Grass Chopper

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Tim KKN Abmas dari Laboratorium Konversi Energi Departemen Teknik Elektro ITS yang mengembangkan mesin pencacah rumput dengan tenaga listrik serta sistem on-grid photovoltaic

The Abmas KKN team from the Energy Conversion Laboratory of the ITS Electrical Engineering Department developed a lawnmower with electric power and an on-grid photovoltaic system.

ITS Campus, ITS News – The use of diesel engines in animal husbandry, which is very common, turns out to provide its problems from environmental aspects and engine performance. Seeing this problem, the Community Service (Abmas) Real Work Lecture team (Abmas) of the Energy Conversion Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS) developed a lawnmower with electric power and an on-grid photovoltaic system.

Engaged in energy conversion, the ITS KKN Abmas Team wants to introduce new and renewable energy (EBT) in everyday life to the community and switch from fuel oil to electricity. “The installation of on-grid photovoltaic and the development of electric energy lawn mowers is one way to achieve this goal,” said Fredy Riko Alamsyah, representative of the Abmas KKN Team of the Energy Conversion Laboratory of the ITS Electrical Engineering Department.

Mesin pencacah rumput bertenaga listrik hasil modifikasi Tim KKN Abmas ITS

Electric-powered lawnmower modified by the ITS KKN Abmas Team.

In line with this, the student, who is often called Riko, explained that the lawnmowers on the market still use diesel as an energy source that produces carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel oil in the form of diesel is also a non-renewable material. Finally, an electric lawnmower was developed, which is a modification of a commercial lawnmower.

Peternakan sapi perah di Kecamatan Karangploso, Kabupaten Malang yang akan memanfaatkan hasil cacahan mesin pencacah rumput bertenaga listrik karya Tim KKN Abmas ITS

A dairy farm in Karangploso District, Malang Regency which will utilize the results of the chopped electric grass chopper made by the ITS KKN Abmas Team

Not only modifying the energy source, but the team led by Heri Suryoatmojo ST MT Ph.D. also added a lawnmower to the engine. This is done to improve the quality of grass that will be used as cattle feed. “Especially for dairy cows, the grass given must be finely chopped,” added the 2018 student.

On-grid photovoltaic yang disusun paralel oleh Tim KKN Abmas ITS sebagai penyuplai energi bagi peternakan di Kecamatan Karangploso, Kabupaten Malang

On-grid photovoltaic arranged in parallel by the ITS KKN Abmas Team as an energy supplier for livestock in Karangploso District, Malang Regency

To meet the livestock’s electricity needs, Riko and his team installed an on-grid photovoltaic system on farms in Karangploso District, Malang Regency, which is the location of the activity. On-grid means that the voltage generated by the solar panel is converted into AC voltage, then connected to the PLN grid. In addition, the ITS team also added a limiter sensor to the system. “So that it can prevent the voltage from entering the PLN meter,” said the student from Jember.

Panel surya yang diberikan Tim KKN Abmas ITS untuk peternakan sapi perah di Kecamatan Karangploso, Kabupaten Malang

Solar panels have been given by the ITS Abmas KKN Team for dairy farming in Karangploso District, Malang Regency.

After a three-month process, in early August, a unit of a lawnmower and three parallel solar panels were officially given to the farm in Karangploso. After being used, the breeder admits that the chopped grass is better and smoother than the machines on the market. With solar panels, farmers don’t have to worry about electricity bills. “This solar panel can also be used for other purposes on the farm,” added Riko.

On-grid photovoltaic yang disusun paralel oleh Tim KKN Abmas ITS sebagai penyuplai energi bagi peternakan di Kecamatan Karangploso, Kabupaten Malang

On-grid photovoltaic arranged in parallel by the ITS KKN Abmas Team as an energy supplier for livestock in Karangploso District, Malang Regency

Not only that, the team consisting of five lecturers and ten students of the ITS Electrical Engineering Department has also provided socialization and education to farmers regarding the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the use and maintenance of lawnmowers and solar panels systems. (ITS Public Relation)

 

Reporter: Muhammad Miftah Fakhrizal

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