PV water pumping for irrigation equipped with a novel control system for water savings
2014 (English)In: Energy Procedia, 2014, 949-952 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Typically, PV water pumping (PVWP) systems for irrigation are normally designed based on the worst conditions, such as high water demand and low solar irradiation. Therefore, the installed PVWP systems become oversized in most of time. Since the conventional control systems don't optimize the water supply, the water losses are increased. To remedy the problems related to the operation of the oversized systems, a novel control system is proposed. The control unit interacts between water demand and water supply in order to pump only the amount required by crops. Moreover, the novel control system substitutes the conventional protection approach with a method based on the ground water resources availability and response. The novel control system represents an innovative solution for water savings in PV watering applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 949-952 p.
Control system, Energy analysis, PV, Water pumping, Water resources availability and response
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-167918DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.1002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84922345684OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-167918DiVA: diva2:819899
6th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2014, 30 May 2014 through 2 June 2014
QC 201506112015-06-112015-05-222015-06-11Bibliographically approved