Water-Pumping Using Powered Solar System - More Than an Environmentally Alternative: The Case of Toshka, Egypt
Journal of Energy and Natural Resources
Volume 5, Issue 1-1, February 2016, Pages: 19-25
Received: Nov. 27, 2015; Accepted: Dec. 1, 2015; Published: Jan. 13, 2016
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Ahmed G. Abo-Khalil, Electrical Engineering Department, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Sameh S. Ahmed, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Department, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
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In this paper, a solar powered water pumping system for supplying water to irrigate part of Toshka project is proposed. The design considers several factors including the crop, the size of the planting region, the number of peak sun hours, the efficiency of the solar array and its electronics, the pumping elevation and the pump efficiency. The pumping power to irrigate different crops that could be grown in Toshka is calculated. The proposed system consists of a vector control of induction motor coupled with a centrifugal hydraulic pump, the induction motor drive is fed by DC-DC converters with maximum power point tracking (MPPT) to extract the whole energy that the PV panels can generate. The effectiveness of the proposed system has been verified by simulation results and showed reasonable level for implementation that would assist the development at the region both economically and environmentally.
Photovoltaic, Maximum Power Point, Toshka Project, Water Pumping
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Ahmed G. Abo-Khalil, Sameh S. Ahmed, Water-Pumping Using Powered Solar System - More Than an Environmentally Alternative: The Case of Toshka, Egypt, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources. Special Issue: Electrical Power Resources: Coal versus Renewable Energy. Vol. 5, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 19-25. doi: 10.11648/j.jenr.s.2016050101.14
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