The Feasibility of Using Wind-Pumps in Zimbabwe

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2015
Authors
Hashim, Mohammed
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University of Khartoum
Abstract
The cost of using a wind-pump is estimated and compared to the costs of using diesel and grid-powered pumps for Zimbabwe conditions. The results are illustrated in a feasibility chart indicating the most cost effective pumping option, of the three options investigated, for a given duty and wind condition. The results emphasise the importance of the wind rotor size to attain the required duty. In Zimbabwe’s conditions the 6 and 7m sizes are dominantly important. The 3m machine was shown to be feasible only where the wind speed is relatively high and the duty is relatively low.
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Feasibility,Wind-Pumps,Zimbabwe
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