Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 23, Pages: 1-6
M. Gayathiri* and K. Lakshmi
*Author for correspondence
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology Coimbatore – 641008, Tamil Nadu, India.
Email: [email protected]
Objectives: The work is to improvise the energy efficiency, cost and payback time of solar Photovoltaic water pumping system. Methods/Statistical Analysis: In this proposed work overview of the solar panel is presented, resulting in a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technique to improve the efficiency and also to increase the potential of solar plant. The energy efficiency, total cost and payback time are the important aspects in this design. If the numbers of panels are reduced, high gain will be achieved and without batteries, space can be reduced. The incremental conductance based water pumping system without batteries is presented for the domestic purposes and irrigation of small crops. Findings: The proposed system result uses the most extreme intensity of (100 w) condition at a voltage (272.5 v) and simulation results are obtained using MATLAB and Simulink. Application/Improvements: It is a low cost solution and also it requires no additional power equipment.
Keywords: Incremental Conductance Method, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), Photovoltaic (PV), Solar Array and Buck Converter
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