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Strategy photovoltaic pumping system in scattered area

Cbergui MI. Benaissa MO
University of Mascara. Sciences and Technology Faculty. University of Sciences and Technology SBA
Electrical Engineering department. Electrical Engineering department.
BP 305, Mamounia, 29000 Mascara-Algeria. 22000 SBA-Algeria omarioriquelme1 O

Ahstract- The present work aims to achieve a strategy to control components has been of interest to many researchers in recent
and optimize the solat· pumping system. Our objective is the years [3-5]. The induction motor became standard for solar
modeling and simulation of the photovoltaic performance pumping pumping applications mainly due to its simplicity, robustness
systems operating thanks to sunlight, and based on an induction and low cost compared to the DC motor. The use of PV as an
motor, which drives a centrifugal pump that draws water from a
energy source for pumping water is be considered one of the
well to a reservoir. The optimization of our system elements is based
most promising fields of application of solar energy. PV systems
on: The design and simulation of a adequate tracking system
maximum power point; design and simulation of a convenient
pumping water only require that there is sufficient sunlight
invertet· reliable and high performance by applying the best
and a source of water. The use of PV for water pumping is
technique ofPWM, the application of the technique uncomplicated appropriate because there is often a normal relationship between
and effective control of induction motOt· coupled to a centrifugal the availability of solar energy and water demand. Necessitate
pump. We present the essential information about solar energy, in for water increases during periods of hot weather where the
particular the strategy photovoltaic pumping in scattered areas. We intensity of solar radiation is high performance solar modules is
have developed two methods vector controL They are used to reduce maximal. On the other hand, the demand for water decreases
the ripples of the stator flux and the electt'omagnetic tOt'que, as they
when the weather is cool and the sun is less intense. PV
improve the signal of the stator cUlTent. We optimize not only the
systems pumping water are particularly suitable for water supply
efficiency of the photovoltaic convet'sion, using a maximum power
point tracking algorithm, but also, the losses in the induction motor
in remote areas where no electricity supply is available. The
and the quantity of water pumping. water can be pumped during the day and be stored in reservoirs
Keywords-component; photovoltaic; maximum power point tracking; to ensure water supply at night. The strategy of storing water in
induction motor; quantity o/water pumping a reservoir is more practical, useful, economic and
environmental than storing electricity in batteries [6-8].
Solar Water Pumping Systems have a social
acceptance of rural and remote areas as an alternative of ICELL(A), is the current cell,
Water Pumping by Diesel pumping Systems. By PV water V CELL(V), is the voltage cell,
pumping system, no water shortage caused by unavailability of les (A), is the ShOli circuit current of cell,
diesel fuel and/or by repairing or maintenance of the diesel e is the electronic charge (1.6021 x 10-19 C),
pumping systems or by the absence of the operator. PV Rs (Q) is the resistance in series parameter of panel,
water pumping systems are reliable. Water is available in all Rsh (Q) is the resistance in shunt parameter of panel,
hours of the day and in all days of the year. No need for an ISAT (A) is the saturation current
operator as in the diesel pumping system. That will make the VT (V ), is the thermal voltage,
citizens life of rural and remote areas easier and permit them to K is the Boltzmann constant (1.3806504x 10-23 JK'l),
increase their income. The pump is of the base member of a n is the ideality factor,
system for removal of water. It can be centrifugal or positive T (25°C 298K) is the cell temperature,

displacement, submerged or surface. Different technological Ne is the number of cells in series,

solution are used to extract water, but the use of PV conversion a is the diode parameter (usually a;:::; 1.2),

of solar energy to operate the water pumps is now a T)MPPT is efficiency of a MPPT module,
developing technology, characterized by gradually decreasing Pmax is the maximum power,
costs and increasing involvement with technology. The main G (W /m2) is the irradiance,
barrier to the use of PV pumping systems continues to be their Aeff (m2) is the area of solar panel,
high initial cost. The cost of water these systems is directly p is number of pole pairs,
related to cost, performance and reliability of systems and iqs (iqs ) is the components of stator current,
components at the solar insolation. While improving rp,., rotor flux,
manufacturing techniques profitable PV module is continuously R,IR,. is the stator/rotor resistance
sought, their existence remains a clear need to develop improved LJLr, is the stator/rotor inductance,
values of reliability and performance of the sub-solar M (Msr) is the mutual inductance.
pumping systems to extract the maximum power solar
generator at any time. Thus, the adaptation of system


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One of the most significant developments in control of the
1M has been the field-oriented control (FOC), where partial
feedback linearization, together with a propOliional integral.
This technique is very useful, except that it is very sensitive to
parameter variations such as rotor time constant and incorrect (3)
flux measurement or estimation at low speeds [5]. Direct torque
control (DTC) classical or using a space vector modulation are
powerful control method for motors drives. Featuring direct
control of the stator flux and torque instead of the
conventional current control technique, it provides a
systematic solution to improve operating characteristics of the
motor and the voltage invelier source. In principle, DTC method
is based on instantaneous space vector theory. By optimal
selection of the space voltage vectors in each sampling period, The method advantage is to use only reference variables that
DTC archives effective control of the stator flux and torque. The
are not noisy. Steady sets, we get:
number of space voltage vectors and switching frequency
directly influence the performance of DTC system. For a
prefixed switching strategy, the drive behavior, in terms of
torque, switching frequency and torque response, is quite * -
V ds .*
- Rs Ids _ .T
different at low and high speed. The torque is expressed in the
(dq) reference as a cross product of current or flow. *
Vqs =
* + (JD.\.
Rs I'qs .T *
OJ.,}.ds (4)

OJ OJ + M..Ir Rr
s* *
(1) LrCPr

Indeed, from a reference electromagnetic torque Tern.

If the second product of the expression eliminates, the
reference flux c]J'r, the reference currents i'ds and i'qs we deduct:
Torque of IM emblematic to that of a DC motor. It sutlices to do
this, guide the (dq) reference to cancel the flux component in
quadrature. It has to choose the proper rotation angle Park, and .* <P *r and '* *
Ids -- lqs (5)
the rotor flux is entirely focused on the direct axis (d) and
= =

therefore have thus only. The Torque is written: Msr

The control variables generated by the FOC produce, within

the machine, the current id, and iqs steady so that these currents
are identical to the reference currents (tds and i'qs ). Therefore,
the flux and torque take their reference values. The block
diagram of figure.1 summarizes these elements and their
Should adjust the flow by acting on the component of the
regulators of the FOC applied in PV pumping system and the
stator current ids and regulates the torque acting on the
figure.2 illustrate the PV pumping system Matlab model with
component iqs. The strategy is to leave constant component idl'
DTC. The power point tracking INC-MPPT is integrated. Its
Its reference is to impose a nominal flow into the 1M and
minimum and maximum range of the DC voltage, the MPPT can
constant; it may impose variations in torque acting on the current
pick it for comparisons [5]. It is applied to the studied system.
iqs• About the transformations, we can direct conversion from
two-phase voltages in the (dq) reference to calculate the
phase voltages to impose on the 1M via the PWM inverter. The
inverse transform computes from the three line currents of the
1M, the two-phase currents in the reference control (dq) need.
These two transformations require the calculation of the angle.
We consider state variables the stator currents (ids, iq,), the rotor
flux ((jJdr, (jJqr) and speed rotation co. The model of the 1M in a
coordinate system (d,q) connected to the rotating field
synchronous at the speed COs is given by [8-9] :
Figure .1 Block diagram of a solar pumping system.


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en 0

10 10.05 10.1
Temps (5)

(c) Stator current labcs (s)

4000 �------�-

Figure 2 Solar pumping Matlab model system with DTC-SVM.


-2000 --------�--�--­
We simulated an 1M with type of Pm 1.5 kW. For sizing,
o 5 10 15
under the irradiance G 1000 W/m2 T 25°C with the type
= = Temps (s)
PLM-250-M-60 the total number of PVG module is 13 modules
in series with a single row, The simulation will be presented with (d) Power debited by PVG Ppv (W)
comparison between the application of the IRFOC and DTC­
SVM in the PV pumping system. We study the influence of the 150
evolution of the irradiance and electrical parameters on the
driving performance. The curves of figure 3 illustrate the
E 50
performance drive for sudden changes in irradiance to visualize �
the behavior of the system caused by changing the G. The E 0
simulation of PV-IM pumping system controlled in the first by -50
IRFOC and second by DTC-SVM is illustrated with robustness
-100 I
tests take the example of G fall from 800 to 500 W/m2• The 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8
studied system is modeled and simulated in the MATLAB Temps (5)

Simulink environment.
(f) Electromagnetic torque Tern or Cern (Nm)
Figure 3. Comparison between DTC-SVM (blue) and IRFOC (red)

> 500 DTC-SVM

0 5 10 15 We can interpret the results previously cited of the
Temps (s)
comparison between IRFOC and DTC-SVM applied in PV
pumping system by changing some parameters about three parts:
(a) Terminal voltage of PV G UPVG (V) Transient performance; Steady performance and optimization of
the quantity pumped.

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A. Transient performance
Comparing transient concerns, the settling time of the torque
in the case of a transition charge and for different values of speed
-200 for two cases: IRFOC and DTC-SVM. The results are grouped
' I
1',1 in table 1. Overall, we find that the settling time of the torque in
-400 ,
12.45 12.46 12.47 12.48 the DTC-SVM is less than that given by the IRFOC. The
Temps (s) validation is made for control with speed loop. The object is to
select the best react, which gives us a better torque setting for all
(b) Stator voltage Uabcs (V) two controls. According to the results, we note that for some time


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and for different values of speed (w = 300, 150 and 100rad/s), seen in the robustness testing the system remains stable
the settling time of the torque, in the case of DTC-SVM is fastest even when reduced sunlight which leads to improved robustness
more than lRFOC. We chose the results of the DTC-SVM. It with respect to parameter variations of PVG and therefore a good
provides a better response. optimization of the extraction water. Therefore, this is well suited
for techno-economic needs of the order of a PV pumping system.
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Table 3.V;anafIOn 0f the amount 0f water pumped daily.
1M-parameters (Number of pole pairs (2))

HMT[m] 20 I 30 I 45 20 I 30 I 45
Q[l/s] 3,28 1 2, 85 1 2,18 3,29 1 2,86 1 2,18 Power of 1M (P)
Rotation speed N
Voltage (V) 380V
V. CONCLUSIONS requency (f) 50Hz
Stator resistance (Rs) 4.850
Through this paper, we have developed a numerical
simulation for a PV pumping system and its command structure. Rotor resistance (Rr) 3.800
We discussed the simulation by applying vector control using Stator (Rotor) Inductance (Ls/Lr)) 274mH
both techniques lRFOC and DTC-SVM, where we noticed that Stator (Rotor) leakage inductance 0.002H
DTC-SVM technique is advantageous than lRFOC. We note Mutual Inductance 258mH
that the DTC-SVM is simpler, provides a quick and accurate
Inertia coefficient 0,031 kgm2
response of the stator flux and electromagnetic torque. This
allows a rapid response of the pumping system. And as we have Viscous friction coefficient 0,001l4Nms