Design and analysis of solar water pumping for drip irrigation in Iran

Zamanlou, Mohammad (2021) Design and analysis of solar water pumping for drip irrigation in Iran. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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In this thesis, a solar water pumping system is designed and studied for drip irrigation of a 14.7 hectare grape garden in Iran. Firstly, two kinds of solar-powered water pump systems were designed and studied. The difference between the systems is the storage type. One system uses a battery bank, and the other is with a water tank storage. The first system is designed using Lorentz compass3 software and includes a 6-inch 18.5 KW submersible pump. HOMER Pro software was used to model the second system and resulted in a 6-inch 11 KW submersible pump, and 44.4kw PV modules rated capacity and 144 KWh Battery Bank size. This research indicates using a storage system allows constant water flow for irrigation in solar water pumping and comparing the results, the research shows that using a battery bank is more economical than a water tank storage system. Secondly, a cost-effective IoT-based SCADA system for a solar water pumping system was developed. The IoT-based SCADA is comprised of a raspberry pi zero W, Arduino nano, camera, SIM 5320A 3G module, voltage, current, and light sensors. We used Node-RED to design a graphical user interface and published it securely to the worldwide internet. This allows a user to connect to the server via an IP address and monitor and control the system. The implementation of the project resulted in an open-source server and cost around CAD$162.38.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 15264
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-83).
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Solar Water Pumping, Hybrid Systems, Photovoltaic, HOMER Pro, MATLAB, Simulink, Wireless technologies, SCADA, IoT applications, Raspberry pi, Arduino, Node-RED, Nginx, Internet of Things
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: February 2021
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Solar pumps--Iran--Design and construction; Microirrigation--Iran.

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