Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Solar Photovoltaic Technology Development and Trends in the Past 50 Years
Chapter 2 Global Daily Solar Radiation Estimation of a Location
Chapter 3 Solar Water Pumping Technologies Development and Trends
Chapter 4 Factors Considered in Optimal Sizing of a Solar Water Pumping System
Chapter 5 Optimal Sizing of Solar Water Pumping System
Chapter 6 Technical and Economical Analysis of Solar Water Pumping System
Engineer Dr. Mashauri Adam Kusekwa was born on 27th October, 1962 in Tanzania. He is a lecturer in electrical engineering department at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) in Dar es Salaam. He received his PhD in Power System Engineering (Power System State Estimation) from Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in September, 2010, and his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Machines and Apparatus from Higher Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Sofia, Bulgaria in July, 1991. He teaches electrical machines at undergraduate level, and energy management and research methodology at postgraduate level. In addition to teaching, Dr. Kusekwa is an electrical consulting engineer and a researcher. His area of research interest is renewable energy technologies, particularly the solar energy technology and power system state estimation. He has published widely in renewable energy, electrical load flow and power system state estimation.
The book focuses on optimal sizing and economic analysis of solar water pumping technologies. Technical and Economic analyses of the sized systems are provided. Barriers, limitation, challenges and applications of the technologies in rural areas of developing countries are explored. Worked examples and case studies are provided as illustrations to readers, technicians, engineers and entrepreneurs. The book is unique because it emphasizes on the practical side of the subject rather than complex equations and theories.