A Renewable Solution Approach for Center Pivot Irrigation System

Vishwajit Roy, Subrina 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 RTLAB 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
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jul 23 2018


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