Solar photovoltaic water pumping system approach for electricity generation and irrigation: Review
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Northern Technical university
Submission date: 2022-12-31
Final revision date: 2023-03-18
Acceptance date: 2023-05-01
Online publication date: 2023-05-03
Publication date: 2023-05-03
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Edham Hussein Ibrahim   

Northern Technical university
Diagnostyka 2023;24(2):2023211
Solar energy for water pumping is a possible alternative to conventional electricity and diesel based pumping systems, particularly given the current electricity shortage and the high cost of diesel. The literary survey includes a comparison between previous studies of the pumping system by photovoltaic cells and the extent of the influence of external factors such as radiation intensity and temperature on the efficiency of the system. As well as the use of water storage to generate electrical energy through potential energy by means of hydraulic generators and the effect of the amount of flow and height on the amount of energy generated, as well as the types of generators Hydraulics. Nowadays, solar power is a major contributor to the world's electrical energy supply by generating electrical energy directly from solar cells or through water storage, which we will address through this review. When compared to electricity or diesel powered systems, solar water pumping is more cost effective for irrigation and water supply in rural, urban, and remote areas. It also makes an effort to bring to light the challenges that must be overcome in order to develop high-quality, long-lasting solar power technology for future uses.
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