Application of wind energy to Great Plains irrigation pumping. Final report [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1979.
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- Pages: 160 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Wind energy systems without energy storage for irrigation in the Great Plains are studied. 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. A computer program was developed to simulate operation of wind-powered irrigation wells. Pumping by wind turbine systems was simulated for 2 variable and 2 constant flow operational modes in which auxiliary motors were used in 3 of the modes. Using the simulation program, the well yields and maximum pumping rates among the 4 modes as a function of drawdown in a typical well are compared.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 10/01/1979., "doe/sea-3707-20741/80/1", Hagen, L.J.; Lyles, L.; Skidmore, E.L., and Kansas State Univ., Manhattan (USA). Agricultural Experiment Station
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