Design of a Rural Hybrid pumping System

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Mohammed Ali El agab Ahmed
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A hybrid powered pumping system capable of supplying 40 m3 of water per day at a head of around 25 m has been designed. Design criteria are based on requirement for drinking water supplies to small village in the Sudan. The system consists of three technologies: wind pump, solar pump and diesel pump. Simulations of the volume of water pumped during standard solar day of 4kWh/m2 and average wind speed of 3.5 m/s, have shown that the combination delivers required 40 m3 per day. The unit costs were compared and showed that hybrid pumping wind/solar system is economically optimal compared to the diesel pump only.
A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Degree of M. Sc. in Renewable Energy Technology
Hybrid Optimization Model Electric Renewable Renewable Energy Technology Mechanical Engineering University of Khartoum
Mohammed Ali El agab Ahmed, Design of a Rural Hybrid pumping System. – Khartoum : University of Khartoum, 2003. - 61 P. : illus., 28 cm., M.Sc.