ISSN:2325-6192 (print)
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Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
António Mendes Lopes (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
António Mendes Lopes (editor)

University of Porto, Portugal

Email: aml@fe.up.pt

Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

Fax: +86 29 82668723 Email: jzzhang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Modeling of a Small Scale Wind Turbine for Water Pumping Process: Case Study

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 6(3) (2018) 273--289 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2018.09.008

Ahmed Boubenia$^{1}$,$^{2}$, AhmedHafaifa$^{2}$, Mouloud Guemana$^{3}$, Abdellah Kouzou$^{2}$, Mohamed Becherif$^{4}$

$^{1}$ Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Alternative and Sustainable Systems Team, URMPE, University of Boumerd`es 35000, Algeria

$^{2}$ Applied Automation and Industrial Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Djelfa 17000 Algeria

$^{3}$ Faculty of Science and Technology, University of M´ed´ea, 26000, Algeria

$^{4}$ FEMTO-ST UMR CNRS 6174, FCLab FR CNRS 3539, UTBM, 90010 Belfort (cedex), France

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Abstract

This paper deals with the study of a small scale wind turbine implementation for agricultural isolated location. Indeed, the electrification of these locations for industrial and agricultural requirements remains one of the largest current projects, especially when dealing with the use of sustainable sources such as solar, hydro and wind power. The main aim of this work is to validate the feasibility of using wind turbine in this location and to evaluate the performance of the excess energy storage capacity, which in this case is stored as water under the potential energy form. The study represented in this paper has been performed under the case of pumping water station using wind turbine in an isolated location at the north of Algeria, considering that this site fulfills the requirement of a favorable wind potential and a permanent water source. The design of the used wind turbine is based on the constraints of the climate data of the selected location and the lower cost of the implementation means, whereas, the water tank dimensions are is optimized with respect to the daily water consumption data and the available excess of energy to be stored and to be used later for water pumping during the period of wind absence.

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