Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 9th International Conference, QShine 2013, Greader Noida, India, January 11-12, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

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Simulation and Modeling of a Constant Voltage Controller Based Solar Powered Water Pumping System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_32,
        author={Bhavnesh Kumar and Yogesh Chauhan and Vivek Shrivastava},
        title={Simulation and Modeling of a Constant Voltage Controller Based Solar Powered Water Pumping System},
        proceedings={Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 9th International Conference, QShine 2013, Greader Noida, India, January 11-12, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2013},
        month={7},
        keywords={centrifugal pump constant voltage controller induction motor PV array},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_32}
    }
    
  • Bhavnesh Kumar
    Yogesh Chauhan
    Vivek Shrivastava
    Year: 2013
    Simulation and Modeling of a Constant Voltage Controller Based Solar Powered Water Pumping System
    QSHINE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_32
Bhavnesh Kumar1,*, Yogesh Chauhan1,*, Vivek Shrivastava1,*
  • 1: Gautam Buddha University
*Contact email: kumar_bhavnesh@yahoo.co.in, chauhanyk@yahoo.com, shvivek@gmail.com

Abstract

In this paper the performance of a squirrel cage induction motor driving a water-pump load is investigated. The induction motor is fed through a Photovoltaic (PV) array. The PV array and the drive is designed and simulated in a Simulink/MATLAB environment. For tracking of maximum power point of PV array a constant voltage controller (CVC) is also presented. The performance of directly connected and constant voltage controller fed water pumping system is compared for different operating conditions. The system with constant voltage controller is found to have better performance as compared to directly connected system.