Photovoltaic Water Pumping System: Part I- Principal Characteristics of Different Components

V.K. Sharma, A. Colangelo, G. Spagna, G. Cornacchia


The main objectives of his paper are (1) to review the various photovoltaic water pumping systems to be used at low to medium pumping head and (2) to present the characteristics of their principal components such as photovoltaic generator, the electrical motor (d.c./a.c.), the inverter, maximum power point tracker, the pump (centrifugal /volumetric), energy storage, water storage and its distribution.

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