Hybrid solar/wind/diesel water pumping system in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Waleed Obaid, Abdul-Kadir Hamid, Chaouki Ghenai

Abstract


This paper proposes a hybrid power system design for water pumping system in Dubai (Latitude 25.25oN and Longitude 55oE), United Arab Emirates using solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels, wind turbines, And Diesel generator. The proposed design considers the changes in weather conditions (humidity percentage, temperature in Celsius, and wind speed in m/s) that directly affect solar irradiance values which alter the performance of the hybrid system. The proposed design deals with the problem of rare rainy days in Dubai between December and March and the high temperature throughout the year since that makes providing water to rural and isolated zones essential. The proposed system uses voltage regulator to maintain stable DC voltage from the solar power system, battery bank to store the voltage from solar PV Panels, three-phase rectifier to convert the AC voltage from wind power system to DC, three-phase step-down transformers to reduce the AC voltage of the wind turbine and Diesel generator, and DC electric motor for water pumping output. The system used Neural Network for solar irradiance forecasting over an interval of 10 years (from 2009 to 2019). The proposed system will be demonstrated using SIMULINK to show the stability and performance under different weather conditions.

Keywords


diesel generator; hybrid water pumping system; solar panels; simulink; wind turbines;



DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v11i3.pp%25p
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