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A new pump selection method for large-power PV irrigation systems at a variable frequency
Year:2018

Research Areas
  • Solar energy,
  • Photovoltaic generation

Information
Abstract
This paper presents a new method for selecting a pump for large-power PV irrigation systems working at a variable frequency. This can have a significant impact since the traditional way of selecting the pump is based on maximizing the efficiency of pump in the duty point at a certain single operating frequency, which is not useful for PV irrigation systems working at a variable frequency. The proposed method starts by considering the pumps with H-Q curves with a high slope and the duty point in the right-hand third of the curve to assure a wide range of operating frequencies. Then, the efficiency within the whole range of frequencies is evaluated. An example of a performance comparison between the pumps selected with the new and traditional methods has been carried out. Results show that by using the new method, the yearly volume of water pumped increases by 7.2-21.0% and the pump efficiency by 4.3-5.3%. Finally, it is important to mention that the proposed method has already been implemented in the SISIFO tool, able to simulate PV irrigation systems.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Energy Conversion And Management
ISBN
0196-8904
Impact factor JCR
5,589
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2016
Volume
174
10.1016/j.enconman.2018.08.071
Journal number
From page
874
To page
885
Month
OCTUBRE
Ranking
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas Fotovoltaicos
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica