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Application of Wind Energy to Great Plains Irrigation Pumping

L.J Hagen

Application of Wind Energy to Great Plains Irrigation Pumping

Final Report

by L.J Hagen

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Energy .
Written in English


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StatementHagen, L.J.
The Physical Object
Pagination$11.00 C.1.
Number of Pages11
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Open LibraryOL17586302M

Traditional windmills have been used to pump water in the Great Plains of the United States and many developing countries for the last century. These wind pumps are used for irrigation, livestock watering, and domestic water supplies. This technology, with little modification, is still attractive in many developing countries. More recently, the. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information Darrieus wind-turbine and pump performance for low-lift irrigation pumping. Final report. Darrieus wind-turbine and pump performance for low-lift irrigation pumping. Final report. Full Record; Other Related Research;.

the Great Plains comes from wells, about 12 percent comes from surface water sources. Researchers in ARS —in cooperation with Kansas State University, Manhattan —have designed and assembled a prototype wind-powered pumping system for low-lift irrigation pumping. A vertical-axis wind turbine, mechanically connected. Energy from wind turbines can also be connected to the power grid offsetting electrical needs and reducing peak turbines that range from 20kW to kW can be scaled to meet a farm’s need for electricity. For example, farms in the Great Plains have high electrical needs to power irrigation pumps.

Project Methods Small ( kW) autonomous wind electric wind turbines will be directly connected to standard submersible water pumps for lifting water from deep wells in remote areas or pumping water through a water purification system. A controller will be designed to start and stop the pump motor to provide automatic operation of the entire system. Goals / Objectives Evaluate various materials for construction of wind turbine rotor blades and solar collectors, evaluate the long-term performance of electrical wind turbines for powering irrigation pumps, evaluate the long-term performance of solar powered systems for pumping livestock water, and determine the economic feasibility of water pumping systems power by renewable energy.


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Application of Wind Energy to Great Plains Irrigation Pumping by L.J Hagen Download PDF EPUB FB2

APPLICATION OF WIND ENERGY TO GREAT PLAINS IRRIGATION PUMPING‘ INTRODUCTION Lawrence J. Hagen, Leon Lyles, and Edward L. Skidmore. The potential for applying wind power for irri- gation pumping in the Great Plains becomes apparent by comparing wind power distribution (fig.

1) and major irrigation aquifers (fig. ARS Home: USDA ARS. Wind Energy for Irrigation Pumping CP “C ” DC.P “Case” van Dam Henry Shiu Scott Johnson California Wind Energy Collaborative Universityy, of California, Davis Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting Salinas, California 26 February The size distribution of the on-farm irrigation pumping plants in the U.S.

for zones of similar average wind power during the principal irrigation season is presented. The mid and southern Great Plains areas which have the largest potential wind power during the primary irrigation season account for over 32% of the nation's pumping by: 2.

In the Great Plains about 15 percent of the irrigation water pumped on farms comes from surface water sources; for the United States as a whole, the figure is about 22 percent.

Because of forecast fuel shortages, there is a need to develop alternative energy sources such as wind power for surface water pumping. Specific objectives of this investigation were to: design and assemble a Author: L. Hagen, M. Sharif.

Wind Turbines for Irrigation Pumping. Stochastic Study of Windpumps with Reservoir in Southern High Plains. Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol.No. Performance Requirements of Hydraulic Pumps/Motors Related to Non-Conventional Energy Sources.

WIND ENERGY FOR PUMPING AGRICULTURAL WATER. Irrigation pumping energy accounts for 40 to 70 percent of the energy used on farms where irrigation is practiced. Wind-powered pumping systems can normally be grouped into two general categories: one for pumping domestic and livestock water and another for irrigation pumping.

Utilization of wind energy by setting up of a wind mill followed by the storage of the acquired power is our work part. The stored power is to be utilized for driving control unit thus running automatic pump controlled irrigation system [3].

The objectives of this project is, To design, implement and provide a simple and economic. ENERGY REQUIREMENTS The cost to pump irrigation water depends on the type of energy used to power the pumping unit.

Electricity and diesel fuel are used to power irrigation for about 76% of the land irrigated in the region.

Nebraska uses electricity or diesel fuel to power pumping plants used to irrigate approximately million acres of. Efficiently transfer herbicides, thin chemicals, agriculture chemicals, and other common herbicides in applications such as crop spraying, pest control, lawn and garden, and more.

Select from volt (DC) and volt (AC) options to find the right chemical pump for you. One- to kW turbines can be used in applications such as pumping water.

Wind energy has been used for centuries to pump water and grind grain. Although mechanical windmills still provide a sensible, low-cost option for pumping water in low-wind areas, farmers and ranchers are finding that wind-electric pumping is more versatile and they can.

SunCulture and relies on solar energy from a stationary panel that powers a DC pump that is placed in a well close to the land that is to be irrigated [4].

The water is then pumped into a storage vessel which feeds the irrigation lines with potential energy as the vessel is often raised or at a higher elevation than the irrigating lines.

On US farms, particularly on the Great Plains, wind pumps were used to pump water from farm wells for cattle. In California and some other states, the windmill was part of a self-contained domestic water system, including a hand-dug well and a redwood water tower supporting a redwood tank and enclosed by redwood siding (tankhouse).

While solar energy is the most obvious, wind and water offer fewer options. Others types of RE are of minor importance for irrigation. To come to a full overview of potential energy sources for smallholder irrigation, in this section all energy options are discussed (both renewable and conventional), along with.

Some small scale, off-grid irrigation systems (wind or solar energy are cost effective, but this article discusses ways to achieve an economical renewable energy. – Wind-rose horizontal-axis wate r-pumping wind-mills found throughout rural America Torrey, Volta () Wind-Catchers: American Windmills of Yesterday and Tomorrow.

Stephen Green Press, Vermont. Righter, Robert () Wind Energy in. Many would like to take advantage of the wind, a so-called 'free' energy resource to do things ranging from pumping water for irrigation to supplying their home or business energy needs. Over the course of the book, via extended examples of practical, functioning and active wind power systems, Paul Gipe makes clear just how 'free' this free Reviews: 3.

Spain also celebrates in Nov. 10, when the wind energy resources contribute 53% of the total generation of the electricity. For example, the European Union targets to meet 25 per cent of their demand from renewable by Wind is the world’s fastest growing energy source today The global wind power capacity increases at least 40% every.

8 Solar pumping for irrigation: Improving livelihoods and sustainability receding by metres per annum, thus requiring even more energy for pumping purposes (Casey, ). Over 18% of total electricity consumption and over 5% of total diesel consumption in India is already used for irrigation purposes (Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

Wind pumps have also been used in SE Asia and China for longer than in Europe, mainly for irrigation or for pumping sea water into drying pans for sea salt production.

The Chinese sail windpump (Fig. ) was first used over a thousand years ago and tens if not hundreds of thousands, are still in use in Hubei, Henan and North Jiangsu. During irrigation season most of the energy is used to supply the pumping system while during the winter all the energy is sold to the grid.

There are times when the wind turbine supplies energy to both the pumping system and the electric grid. The pump is used to fill the water storage tank (4) with underground water (5).

Fig. 1.investigating the use of wind energy to pump water for irrigation in the Great Plains in the late s. At the time, the use of wind energy as an energy source for irrigation was found to not be cost effective primarily because irrigation is needed only a part of the year (1).

Init was found that irrigating a citrus orchard in the Rio. Pressurized irrigation systems, especially center pivot sprinkler installations, use a high flow rate pump and require a large electric motor or engine.

The major causes of increased energy use are associated with pipeline leaks, engine and pump efficiency and well maintenance. Poor uniformity of water application can also affect energy use by.