Energy-efficient autonomous solar water-pumping system for permanent-magnet synchronous motors

Antonello, Ricardo, Carraro, M., Costabeber, Alessando, Tinazzi, Fabio and Zigliotto, M. (2017) Energy-efficient autonomous solar water-pumping system for permanent-magnet synchronous motors. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 64 (1). pp. 43-51. ISSN 1557-9948

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This paper presents a novel stand–alone solar– powered water pumping system, especially suited for usage in rural or remote areas. The system is primarily designed to reduce both cost and complexity, while simultaneously guaranteeing opti¬mal utilisation of the photovoltaic generator. The use of standard hardware and control architectures ensures ease of installation, service and maintenance. The proposed solution consists of a water pump driven by a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM), controlled by a conventional field oriented control scheme. The photovoltaic array is directly connected to the DC bus of the inverter, with no intermediate power conversion stages. A perturbation based extremum–seeking controller adjusts the motor speed reference to attain the maximum power point opera-tion of the photovoltaic array. Both simulations and experimental results on a full-scale prototype support the effectiveness of the proposed system.

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Keywords: PMSM drives, MPPT tracking, PV water pumping, Extremum seeking control
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 15:43
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:28

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