Dynamic Modelling of a Solar Water Pumping System with Energy Storage

Iqbal, Tariq and Biswas, Shatadru Bipasha (2018) Dynamic Modelling of a Solar Water Pumping System with Energy Storage. Journal of Solar Energy, 2018. ISSN 2314-6230

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This paper describes the dynamic modelling of a system used for extraction of groundwater for irrigation using an alternative source of energy. The system is designed based on data of an existing project in Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh. The system comprises a 38.4 kWp solar photovoltaic array, inverter, AC motor, and pump set, which can discharge a maximum of 1,930 m3 of water per day. MATLAB simulation is performed with two types of energy storage system: (i) electric energy using a battery bank and (ii) stored water in a large water tank. A large battery bank and a transformer are needed in the former one, which turns out as a costly solution. The latter one requires a boost converter and a large water tank to store around 2,000 m3 of water, which is also a costly solution. A combination of both systems yields an efficient and economical solution. The effectiveness of these three systems is compared with conventional diesel engine system.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/14640
Item ID: 14640
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 8 April 2018
Date Type: Publication
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8471715
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