Chapter 4

Optimum Energy Management of the Photovoltaic Irrigation Installation

Abstract

PVPs generate energy intermittently, due to the frequent changes in the solar radiation. Thus, managing the energy is important, especially for autonomous installations, for which a precise balance between the PV power generated and the power demanded by the load is required. In this chapter, a Fuzzy Management Algorithm for the optimum operation of a PV irrigation system composed of PVPs, a lead–acid battery bank, and a submerged pump, is presented and validated experimentally. The algorithm makes decisions on the interconnection time of the PVP, the battery bank, and the pump, depending on the PV power generated, the battery dod, and the stored water in ...

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