Standalone photovoltaic array fed induction motor driven water pumping system

Atarsia Loubna, Toufouti Riad, Meziane Salima


Due to the absence of energy transmission lines connected to the water pumping sites in remote areas, problems related to the electrical power outages and the environmental degradation caused by fossil fuel. For this one of the most conceived solutions is the photovoltaic water pumping technology which has the advantage of being sustainable and respectful of the environment to supply water to rural areas. To ensure the need of water, especially for domestic use and small communities, in this article, the photovoltaic energy system for autonomous water pumping using the induction motor was presented, particularly adapted to the isolated regions. Pumping system consists of four photovoltaic (PV) panels, boost converter, inverter, induction motor, centrifugal pump and a storage tank. In this study, the output power of a PV solar cell is fully used by proposing the P&O algorithm, where it is used to follow a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technique. The recommended system is designed, modeled and simulated on the MATLAB/Simulink platform. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm is observed with variable solar sunshine.


Battery storage; Boost converter; Induction motor; MPPT PO; Solar photovoltaic array; Voltage source inverter; Water pump

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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