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dc.contributor.authorGouws, Rupert
dc.contributor.authorLukhwareni, Thendo
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-30T08:21:26Z
dc.date.available2014-06-30T08:21:26Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationGouws, R. & Lukhwareni, T. 2012. Factors influencing the performance and efficiency of solar water pumping systems:  a review. International journal of physical sciences, 7(48):6169-6180. [http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJPS]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1992-1950
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/10766
dc.description.abstractThe world is having an energy crisis and currently there is a strong drive towards renewable energy. A renewable energy option is solar energy, where by means of photovoltaic (PV) modules electrical energy can be produced. A residential as well as industrial application for these PV modules is solar water pumping systems. Disadvantages of solar water pumping systems are low performance and low energy efficiency. This paper provides a review on the factors that influence the performance and efficiency of solar water pumping systems, with a specific focus to South Africa. The principle factors discussed include: 1) environmental conditions, 2) PV panels, 3) controllers, 4) energy storages, 5) converters and inverters, and 6) pumps and motors.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5897/IJPSX12.001
dc.description.urihttp://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1380626403_Gouws%20and%20Lukhwareni.pdf
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAcademic journalsen_US
dc.subjectSolar water pumpingen_US
dc.subjectphotovoltaicen_US
dc.subjectperformanceen_US
dc.subjectefficiencyen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing the performance and efficiency of solar water pumping systems:  a reviewen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID11760052 - Gouws, Rupert


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