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Benefits from PV System Integration with Irrigation and Drainage Infrastructures: Case Study for Thessaloniki-Imathia-Pella Plain in Greece
N. Chrysochoidis-Antsos, C. Chrysochoidis
Grid-Connected, PV System, Rural Electrification, Water-Pumping
PV System Performance and Integration
Subtopic: Building, Infrastructure and Landscape Applications
Event: 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6DO.12.5
2151 - 2159
ISBN: 3-936338-47-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6DO.12.5
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Pumping stations assist the farming activities with irrigation and drainage. The pumping stations are powered by the Medium-Voltage grid and are operated through a network of open water canals and reservoirs. These infrastructures could be used to host PV systems that will feed the pumping stations with power. The annual seasonality of irrigation pumping stations matches well the seasonality of PV produced energy. A PV system design case study has been made to reflect the advantages in energy and cost under the net-metering scheme. Additionally, a number of benefits related to reduction to maintenance of infrastructures, efficient use of energy, reduction of evaporation losses and cost effectiveness are being presented within the study in this paper. Overall, PV system integration with irrigation and drainage infrastructures seems to have a positive effect on the agricultural economy.