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Electrical and electronic engineering
This paper investigates the performance of five solar photovoltaic (PV) Multiple Use Systems (MUS) used for water pumping. The solar MUS’s provide water for drinking, cleaning and micro-irrigation for some of the poorest communities in Nepal. In the absence of data logging, the performance of each system is investigated based on a series of rules of thumb to determine the predicted, expected and estimated demand and supply of water to small rural communities. The systems are compared based on their technical and economic performance and how this relates to local environmental, physical and socioeconomic characteristics at each location.
McLoughlin F., Duffy, A. & Conlon, M. (2013). Solar photovoltaic water pumping for Multiple Use Systems (MUS) in Nepal. 48th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Dublin, Ireland, 2– 5,September, 2013