Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2018, Page: 61-71
A Rainy Month Performance Evaluation of Photovoltaic Module and Performance Prediction of the PV Water Pumping Systems Under Soudano Sahelian Climate
Kodji Deli, Department of Renewable Energy, National Advanced Polytechnic School, University of Maroua, Maroua, Cameroon
Noel Djongyang, Department of Renewable Energy, National Advanced Polytechnic School, University of Maroua, Maroua, Cameroon
Donatien Njomo, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Dieudonné Kidmo, Department of Renewable Energy, National Advanced Polytechnic School, University of Maroua, Maroua, Cameroon
Received: May 21, 2018;       Accepted: Jun. 6, 2018;       Published: Aug. 1, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijecec.20180401.17      View  1203      Downloads  138
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the energy yield of the photovoltaic module during the worst case conditions in Soudano Sahelian climate in order to predict real time worst performance of a PV water pumping systems in two stations in soudano-sahelian zone of Cameroon. a simple model has been developed with experimental data of electrical energy delivered by PV module for estimating the performance of a photovoltaic (PV) water pumping systems, this work is made possible using 5-min intervals of measured performance data (ambient temperature, current, voltage) for the month of August using the optimum fixed tilt angle of the PV array. The method is validated by predicting the performance of two PV pumping systems installed in an isolated site in Agola and Dorigué. The daily and the monthly flow rate of the systems predicted by the method are evaluated.
PV Water Pumping Systems, Performance, Worst Month, Soudano Sahelian Climate Conditions
To cite this article
Kodji Deli, Noel Djongyang, Donatien Njomo, Dieudonné Kidmo, A Rainy Month Performance Evaluation of Photovoltaic Module and Performance Prediction of the PV Water Pumping Systems Under Soudano Sahelian Climate, International Journal of Electrical Components and Energy Conversion. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 61-71. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecec.20180401.17
Copyright © 2018 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Khatib, T., A Ibrahim, M. Azah. 2016 “A review on sizing methodologies of photovoltaic array and storage battery in a standalone photovoltaic system.” Energy Conversion and Management 120:430–448.
Mahjoubi, A., R. F. Mechlouch, B. Mahdhaoui and A. Ben Brahim. 2013 “Realtime performance models for photovoltaic water pumping systems.” International Journal of Ambient Energy, DOI: 10.1080/01430750.2013.853203.
Diaf, S., G. Notton, M. Belhamel, M. Haddadi, A. Louche. 2008 “Design and technoeconomical optimization for hybrid PV/wind system under various meteorological conditions.” Appl Energy; 85:968-987.
Kaldellis, J. K., K. Kavadias, D. Zafirakis. 2012 “Experimental validation of the optimum photovoltaic panels’ tilt angle for remote consumers.” Renew Energy 46:179-191.
Marion, B., 2002, “A Method for Modeling the Current-Voltage Curve of a PV Module for Outdoor Conditions,” Prog. Photovoltaics 10, pp. 205–214.
Kroposki, B., W. Marion, D. L. King, W. E. Boyson, and J. Kratochvil. 2002, “Comparison of Module Performance Characterization Methods for Energy Production,” Paper No. NREL/TP-520-29245.
Fanney, A. H., M. W. Davis, B. P. Dougherty, D. L. King, W. E. Boyson, J. A. Kratochvil. 2006, “Comparison of photovoltaic module performance measurements.” J. Sol. Energy Eng. 128: 152-159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/ 1.2192559.
Tao Ma, Hongxing Yang, Lin Lu. 2014 “Solar photovoltaic system modeling and performance prediction.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 36: 304–315.
Picault, D., B. Raison, S. Bacha, J. de la Casa, J. Aguilera. 2010 “Forecasting photovoltaic array power production subject to mismatch losses.” Solar Energy 84:1301–1309.
Carr, A. J. and T. L. Pryor. 2004 A comparison of the performance of different PV module types in temperate climates. Solar Energy 76: 285–294.
Amin N., Chin Wen Lung and S. Kamaruzzaman. A practical field study of various solar cells on their performance in Malaysia. Renewable Energy 34 (2009) 1939–1946.
Anser M. B., M. A. Hafiz, S. Khalil, A. Muzaffar and M. S. Aysha. 2014 Comparison of Performance Measurements of Photovoltaic Modules during Winter Months in Taxila, Pakistan. International Journal of Photoenergy. Article ID 898414, 8 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/898414.
Aoun, N., B. Kada, R. Chenni. 2017 Performance Evaluation of a Mono-Crystalline Photovoltaic Module Under Different Weather and Sky Conditions. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH. 7 (1): 292-297.
Ataei, A., M. Biglari, M. Nedaei, E. Assareh, Jun-Ki Choi, ChangKyoo Yoo and M. S. Adaramola. 2015 Techno-Economic Feasibility Study of Autonomous Hybrid Wind and Solar Power Systems for Rural Areas in Iran, A Case Study in Moheydar Village. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 34 (5): 1521-1527.
Bianchini A., M. Gambuti, M. Pellegrini, C. Saccani. 2016 “Performance analysis and economic assessment of different photovoltaic technologies based on experimental measurements.” Renewable Energy 85: 1-11.
Khatib, T., A. Mohamed, K. A. Sopian. 2013 “review of photovoltaic systems size optimization techniques.” Renew Sustain Energy Rev 22:454–65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2013.02.023.
Chandel, S. S., M. Nagaraju Naik, Rahul Chandel. 2015 Review of solar photovoltaic water pumping system technology for irrigation and community drinking water supplies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 49: 1084–1099.
Hosseini, S. H., S. F. Ghaderi, G. H. Shakouri. 2012 “An investigation on the main influencing dynamics in renewable energy development: a systems approach” p. 92–7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICREDG.2012.6190476.
Sontake V. C. and V. R. Kalamkar. 2016 Solar photovoltaic water pumping system - A comprehensive review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 59 (2016) 1038–1067.
Mahjoubi, A., R. F. Mechlouch, A. Ben Brahim. 2012 “Prediction of Hourly Flow Rate of a Photovoltaic Water Pumping System in the Desert of Tunisia.” International Journal of Green Energy 9 (3): 202-217, DOI: 10.1080/15435075.2011.621476.
A. Al-Badi, H. Yousef, T. Al Mahmoudi, M. Al-Shammaki, A. Al-Abri & A. AlHinai (2017): Sizing and modelling of photovoltaic water pumping system, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2016.1276906.
Grunfos, “SQflex Renewable-energy based water-supply systems 50/60 Hz.” Bjerringbro, Grundfos Data Booklet.
Notton, G., C. Cristofari, M. Mattei and P. Poggi. 2005 “Modelling of a double-glass photovoltaic module using finite differences.” Appl. Therm. Eng., 25:2854–2877.
Evans, D. L. 1981. “Simplified method for predicting photovoltaic array output.” Solar Energy 27 (6): 555–560.
Evans, D. L. and L. W. Florschuetz. 1977 “Cost studies on terrestrial photovoltaic power systems with sunlight concentration” Sol. Energ., 19:255–262.
Hart, G. W. and P. Raghuraman. 1982 MIT Report, DOE/ET/20279-202.
Garg, H. P. and R. K. Agarwal. “Some aspects of a PV/T collector/forced circulation flat plate solar water heater with solar cells” Energ. Convers. Manag., 36: 87–99.
Evans D L, L. W. Florschuetz. 1978 “Terrestrial concentrating photovoltaic power system studies.” Sol Energy 20:37-43.
Royer, J., T. Djiako, E. Schiller, and B. S. Sy. 1998. Photovoltaic pumping: Handbook of course for the engineers and technicians, Institute of the Energy of the Countries having jointly the use of the French, Quebec, Canada.
Crane, 1982. “flows of fluids through valves, Fittings and Pipe, Metric edition.” New York, Technical paper N°410M.
Burt, J., and P. E. Rishel. 2002 “water pumps and pumping systems.” New York, McGraw-Hill.
Ebaid, S. Y., H. Qandil, M. Hammad. 2013 “A unified approach for designing a photovoltaic solar system for the underground water pumping well-34 at Disi aquifer.” Energy Conversion and Management 75:780–795.
Grundfos. “The centrifugal pump GRUNDFOS Management”.
Browse journals by subject