A renewable solution approach for center pivot irrigation system

Vishwajit Roy, Subrina Sultana Noureen, Stephen Bayne, Argenis Bilbao, Michael Giesselmann

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In this present study a hybrid renewable energy system is proposed to optimize the load demand for Center Pivot Irrigation System for remote cultivation areas in Lubbock, Texas. The energy resources included in the study are solar photovoltaic and wind energy. For the ease of study, a 120-acre cultivable land area is considered as model. Simulation and analysis of the load is developed using HOMER (Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewable) software and the optimum use of renewable resources is determined. A RT-LAB based model is also developed to determine real time analysis of center Pivot load. As the impact of wind is remarkable and solar irradiance is significant in Lubbock area, the wind turbine and solar photovoltaic system is given priority for effective optimization. Using HOMER software and RT-LAB based analysis of different combinations and multiple components are considered for simulation study. An optimal solution is proposed in the work by considering the renewable energy resources as prime sources in Lubbock area for this optimization method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference, REPC 2018 - Papers Presented at the 62nd Annual Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538641712
StatePublished - Jul 19 2018
Event2018 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference, REPC 2018 - Memphis, United States
Duration: May 6 2018May 9 2018

Publication series

NamePapers Presented at the Annual Conference - Rural Electric Power Conference
ISSN (Print)0734-7464


Conference2018 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference, REPC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Hybrid
  • Photovoltaic module
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Wind turbine


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