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Solar Pumping

By Roy Barlow
ISBN: 9781853391798
This is a practical handbook providing an introduction to the equipment, maintenance and operation of solar pumping systems. It identifies situations where solar pumps may be appropriate and it reviews developments in solar pumping technology.

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  • Synopsis
    This is a practical handbook providing an introduction to the equipment, maintenance and operation of solar pumping systems. It identifies situations where solar pumps may be appropriate and it reviews developments in solar pumping technology.
  • Table of Contents
    1. INTRODUCTION 1
    1.1. Purpose of this book 1
    1.2. The first decade of PV pumping 1
    2. WHEN TO USE SOLAR PUMPS 4
    2.1. Energy requirements for water pumping 4
    2.2. Solar energy 7
    2.3. Typical water pumping applications 7
    2.4. Physical and economic factors 9
    2.5. Case Studies 12
    3. SOLAR PUMPING TECHNOLOGY 18
    3.1. Introduction to Photovoltaics 18
    3.2. Photovoltaic arrays 20
    3.3. Motors and pumps 23
    3.4. Power conditioning 30
    3.5. Storage and distribution 31
    3.6. Operation and performance 35
    4. AVAILABLE EQUIPMENT 38
    4.1. Range 38
    4.2. Operational specifications 40
    4.3. System costs 40
    4.4. Component costs 46
    4.5. Specimen systems for typical loads 48
    4.6. Future trends in costs 49
    5. GENERAL FIELD EXPERIENCE 50
    5.1. Characteristics of installations 50
    5.2. Performance 56
    5.3. Reliability 59
    5.4. Non-economic factors 60
    6. SITE AND SYSTEM EVALUATION FOR VILLAGE WATER SUPPLY 62
    6.1. Physical system layout 64
    6.2. Groundwater resources 64
    6.3. The solar resource 67
    6.4. Water requirements 69
    6.5. Array sizing 71
    6.6. Estimating performance 75
    7. SITE AND SYSTEM EVALUATION FOR IRRIGATION PUMPING 79
    7.1. Physical system layout 80
    7.2. Crop water requirements 82
    7.3. Array sizing 86
    7.4. Performance and optimisation 87
    8. PRACTICAL COST APPRAISAL 91
    8.1. Economic evaluation 91
    8.2. Cost appraisal of water pumping 96
    8.3 Guidance on Costs 103
    9. IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION 107
    9.1. System selection 107
    9.2. Procurement 108
    9.3. Installation and operation Ill
    9.4. Maintenance 112
    9.5. Monitoring and evaluation 112
    BIBLIOGRAPHY 114
    GLOSSARY OF TERMS 116
    APPENDICES
    Appendix A: Global daily isolation maps 121
    Appendix B: Summary of manufacturers data 126
    Appendix C: List of major manufacturers and distributors 130
    Appendix D: Specimen systems for given pumping scenarios 131
    Appendix E: Breakdown of system costs by configuration 135
    Appendix F: Discount factors for life-cycle cost analyses 137
    Appendix G: Quick reference data for wind, diesel and hand pumping 139
    Appendix H: Example of a PV pump life-cycle costing 145
    Appendix I: The economics of PV pumping 148
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Roy Barlow
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 166
    Format Paperback / softback
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