International Journal of Energy Engineering          
International Journal of Energy Engineering(IJEE)
Frequency: Yearly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Sri Bandyopadhyay(Australia)
Solar Pump Application in Rural Water Supply - A Case Study from Ethiopia
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Utilization of solar energy for drinking water supply pumping is a feasible solution especially for remote villages and homes far from power grid. Using photovoltaic (PV) pumps has predominant advantages where grid connection is not available, good solar conditions exist, and distances from transport facilities are long. In solar powered pumps, pumping and transporting water from the source to end user requires a lot of energy. The energy required for pumping and transporting water can be obtained from solar powered pumps. The overall objective of this paper is to study the feasibility of solar powered pump/solar photovoltaic pump for drinking water supply in rural areas of Ethiopia and to compare the economics of photovoltaic pump with diesel generator powered pump.
Keywords:Solar Pump; Solar Energy; Drinking Water; Solar Water Pumping; PV Sizing
Author: Asefa Kabade1, Abha Rajoriya2, U. C. Chaubey1
1.Department of water resource development and management, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
2.Electrical Engineering Department, Dehradun Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand, India
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