Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018

  • 1. Design of solar powered induction motor drive for pumping application

    Authors : Atul Sharma, Arun Parakh

    Pages : 228-237

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.101.41

    Keywords : Solar powered pump, photovoltaic (PV) panels, renewable energy, induction motor, inverter, MPPT, V/F.

    Abstract :

    Nowadays people are chasing alternate energy sources due to the paucity of non-renewable energy sources. Because of which they are moving towards renewable energy sources. Renewable Energy is used to give energy in following areas: electricity generation, air, and water heating or cooling and transportation. This paper presents the efficient use of solar energy by operating Photovoltaic (PV) panels at the maximum power point (MPP) for powering the water pump. Such mechanisms are very useful where other sources such as grid power supply and other renewable sources are not easily available. These pumps are more economical due to less maintenance cost and operation. The main components of solar-powered pump system are the solar panel, control board, and pump set. The proposed system implemented the application to give power from solar energy to pump with the help of induction motor drive by converting the DC electric power generated from a PV panel to AC power using the inverter. In the proposed work solar panel of 2.4 kW, power generating capacity is used. Induction motor used is of 3 HP power rating. Three control strategies are used in this work namely SPWM, V/F, and MPPT. The control techniques are implemented by using the DS processor. The Induction Motor is working satisfactorily with the proposed design.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Atul Sharma, Arun Parakh, "Design of solar powered induction motor drive for pumping application ", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=928&j_id=4410, Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018, 228-237, #ijltetorg