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Performance Optimization of Induction Motor-Pump System Using Photovoltaic Energy Source

Bhat, SR and Andre, Pittet and Sonde, BS (1987) Performance Optimization of Induction Motor-Pump System Using Photovoltaic Energy Source. In: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 23 (6). pp. 995-1000.

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The optimization of a photovoltaic pumping system based on an induction motor driven pump that is powered by a solar array is presented in this paper. The motor-pump subsystem is analyzed from the point of view of optimizing the power requirement of the induction motor, which has led to an optimum u-f relationship useful in controlling the motor. The complete pumping system is implemented using a dc-dc converter, a three-phase inverter, and an induction motor-pump set. The dc-dc converter is used as a power conditioner and its duty cycle is controlled so as to match the load to the array. A microprocessor-based controller is used to carry out the load-matching.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Publisher: ieee
Additional Information: Copyright 1987 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2010 07:57
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2010 07:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/33382

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