Solar photovoltaic water pumping system using a new linear actuator
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In this paper a photovoltaic solar pumping system using a new linear actuator is presented. This linear actuator is a double-sided flat two-phase variable-reluctance linear stepper motor that moves a piston-type water pump with the help of a rope, a pulley and a counterweight. The entire actuator pump ensemble is controlled by a simple electronic unit that manages the electric power generated by a photovoltaic array. The proposed system is suitable for rural communities in developing countries because it is reliable, affordable and easy to maintain.
CitationAndrada, P.; Castro, J. Solar photovoltaic water pumping system using a new linear actuator. "Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal", Març 2007, vol. March 2007, núm. 5, p. 321-1-321-6.