Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems: Concept, Design and Methods of Optimization looks at the potential of effectively designed PVPS and how they can be commercially efficient and economically competitive to grid connected or diesel generator (DG) based pumping systems.
The low energy conversion efficiency of PV modules, nonlinearity of PV module/array I-V characteristics and the unique maximum power operation point are major challenges of this technology, this book provides readers with design and optimization methods, codes and critical analysis of the recent developments in PV pumping systems.
Focusing on system feasibility and suitable applications with design procedures, this reference presents a critical analysis of PVPS field performance, modeling and control strategies using artificial intelligence techniques.
A suitable text for researchers, engineers and graduate students who are working in the field of photovoltaics and pumping and systems.
- Uses open source Matlab codes for PV pumping system optimization
- Provides global cases studies and design examples for comparison
- Includes a data source sheet for proposed systems for successful implementation methods
1. Introduction 2. Photovoltaic water pumping systems concept 3. Modeling of photovoltaic water pumping systems 4. Intuitive and numerical sizing methods for photovoltaic water pumping systems 5. Sizing of photovoltaic water pumping systems using evolutionary algorithms 6. Sizing of photovoltaic water pumping systems multi-criteria decision making methods 7. Sensitivity analysis of photovoltaic water pumping 8. Power electronic features of photovoltaic water pumping systems
Tamer is a photovoltaic power system professional. He holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical power systems, an M.Sc. degree and a Ph.D degree in photovoltaic power systems. In addition, he holds Habilitation (the highest academic degree in German speaking countries) in Renewable and sustainable energy from Alpen Adria Universitat, Klagenfurt, Austria. Currently he is an Associate professor of renewable energy at An-Najah National University and the director of An-Najah Company for Consultancy and Technical Studies. He is also the chair of IEEE Palestine sub-section. He is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Power and Energy Society, The International Solar Energy society, Jordanian Engineers Association. His research interests mainly fall in the scope of photovoltaic systems and solar energy fundamentals.
Dhiaa Halbot Muhsen
Dhiaa holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical Engineering from University of Baghdad, as well as a M.Sc. degrees in Computer and Control Engineering from Baghdad University. In addition he holds a Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering from University of Tenaga National, Malaysia. Currently he is lecturer in Computer Engineering department, Al-Mustansiriyah University. Dhiaa has done his Ph.D under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Tamer Khatib. His current research interests include modeling of Photovoltaics, modeling of PVPS, sizing of PVPS, Evolutionary Algorithms (EA), and Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) algorithms.