Exploration of an Economic Photovoltaic River to Storage Pumping System Based on PVSyst Simulation
International Journal of Electrical Components and Energy Conversion
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 33-44
Received: Feb. 2, 2018; Accepted: Apr. 18, 2018; Published: May 17, 2018
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Md. Imran Hossain, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, American International University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
S. M. Raisul Islam, Department of Management Information Systems, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Bangladesh is riverine country riddled with numerous rivers and canals. The country’s agriculture and overall rural life is centered on its water sources. Being a growing economy, the country is still hindered by power shortages. This paper is intended to simulate and propose a standalone photovoltaic river to storage pumping system for the rural areas of Bangladesh. Most of the farmers in the country irrigate their land using river water through manual labor which is cumbersome, time consuming and overall inefficient. The object of this research work is to develop a system that can draw water from the rivers and store into storage systems such as tanks. This research work was conducted purely through computer simulations. The proposed system for the modeling of the “River to Storage Pumping System” was simulated on PVSyst software. The simulations showed the overall potential of the initiative and the developed computational model of the system can be erected within an approximate $100 budget for each standalone system and has a potential to be an effective low cost support for the local agriculture as a standalone system independent from power grid.
Computational Modeling, Water Storage, Solar Power Systems, PVSyst, Pumping System
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Md. Imran Hossain, S. M. Raisul Islam, Exploration of an Economic Photovoltaic River to Storage Pumping System Based on PVSyst Simulation, International Journal of Electrical Components and Energy Conversion. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 33-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecec.20180401.14
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