Design of a Solar Water Pumping System for Sukkur, Pakistan

Iqbal, Tariq and Ahmed, Omair (2022) Design of a Solar Water Pumping System for Sukkur, Pakistan. In: 31st Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC), November 15, 2022, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. (Submitted)

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Pakistan is an agricultural country, and agriculture contributes 18.7 % of the total GDP. To meet the needs of crops, diesel engines are widely used for water pumping. The rising price of diesel, along with carbon emissions, is producing economic as well as environmental complications. To overcome these issues, the economic feasibility of one experimental setup has been studied in this paper for a site in Sukkur Pakistan. To carry out the optimal analysis of the PV system for the fulfilment of electrical requirements, the NREL tool HOMER Pro is used. After feeding the site data, load details, and market prices, it used a complex algorithm to calculate the sizing results of a PV system. The finding indicates that designed PV system can meet the demand of solar water pumping irrigation system and the system has a life span of 25 years. The results indicate that the designed system is low-cost, eco-friendly solution for that site.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Item ID: 15784
Keywords: photovoltaic system, solar water pumping, homer, solar energy
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 15 November 2022
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Sukkur, Pakistan
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