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Title:
 
Hybrid, Micro-Inverter and Battery Based Standalone System for Rural and Urban Water Delivery
 
Author(s):
 
S. Lakeou, J. Nunez
 
Keywords:
 
Stand-Alone PV System, Water-Pumping
 
Topic:
 
PV APPLICATIONS
Subtopic: PV Applications Without a Centralised Grid
Event: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6AV.5.34
 
Pages:
 
2922 - 2924
ISBN: 3-936338-39-6
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20152015-6AV.5.34
 
Price:
 
 
0,00 EUR
 
Document(s): paper, poster
 

Abstract/Summary:


The work describes a solar powered micro-inverter and battery operated hybrid electrical energy source implemented at the University of the District of Columbia’s Experimental Farm. The goal of the project is to provide round the clock electricity for maintaining specified temperature in a series of green houses as well as supply irrigation water to a variety of crop systems including sustainable agriculture projects comprising hydroponic, aquaponics, specialty and ethnic vegetables and fruits production and urban forestry. hydroponic crop systems at the Farm. The advantages and shortcomings presented by a micro-inverter based system, when combined with the traditional battery storage/inverter are analyzed. The system is proposed to be a model for a self-powered, standalone small scale hybrid system, ideal for semirural and rural farming.