FEASIBILITY OF USING WIND PUMPS IN SUDAN

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2015
Authors
Hashim, Mohammed
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University of Khartoum
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The over all cost of using a wind pump - or a number of wind pumps - for a watering duty HQ is estimated and compared to the cost of using a diesel pump for a similar duty. To reduce cost to a present value the discount rate is estimated using a technique depending on real local options of farmers rather than conventional costing techniques. The study revealed a clear viability of wind pumps use for average wind speeds 5m/s and above. And a clear inadequacy of wind pumping for speeds of 3m/s and below. In between these limits viability depends on the local fuel-price-index.
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FEASIBILITY,WIND PUMPS,SUDAN
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