Application of wind energy to great plains irrigation pumping

Hagen, L.J. and Lyles, L. and Skidmore, E.L. (1980) Application of wind energy to great plains irrigation pumping. Other. US. Department of Agriculture,.

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We investigated application of dedicated wind energy systems without energy storage for irrigation in the Great Plains. Major uses of irrigation energy were identified as pumping for surface distribution systems, which could be supplied by variable flow, and pumping for sprinkler systems using constant flow. We developed a computer program to simulate operation of windpowered irrigation wells. Pumping by wind turbine systems was simulated for two variable and two constant flow operational modes in which auxiliary motors were used in three of the modes. Using the simulation program, we made a comparison among the four modes of well yields and maximum pumping rates as a function of drawdown in a typical well...

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Author Affiliation: Agricultural Engineer, Research Leader, and Soil Scientist, North Central Region, Department of Agronomy, Waters Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506
Subjects: Atmosperic Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2012 04:24
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2012 04:25

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