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Authors:Guilherme A. Caxaria: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Duarte de Mesquita e Sousa: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and CIE3, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Helena M. Ramos: Civil Engineering Department and CEHIDRO, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Publication title:Small Scale Hydropower: Generator Analysis and Optimization for Water Supply Systems
Conference:World Renewable Energy Congress – Sweden, 8–13 May, 2011, Linköping, Sweden
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:057
Volume:6
Article No.:002
Abstract:This work focuses on the analysis of the power generation feasibility of both a pump as turbine (PAT) and an experimental propeller turbine, when applied to water supply systems. This is done through an analysis of the electrical generation aspects of the PAT’s induction motor and of a permanent magnet DC motor, which was connected to the propeller turbine. The collected data allows for parameter optimization, adequate generator choice and computational modeling. These tests constitute a good sample of the range of applicability of small scale turbines as valid solutions for micro-hydro. It is also possible to consider multiple scenarios, such as rescaling/resizing, for larger turbines and systems, and the use of power electronics for further efficiency enhancing.
Language:English
Keywords:Small-scale hydropower, water supply systems, low power turbines, behavioral analysis
Year:2011
No. of pages:8
Pages:1386-1393
ISBN:978-91-7393-070-3
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/057/vol6/002/ecp57vol6_002.pdf
Available:2011-11-03
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Guilherme A. Caxaria, Duarte de Mesquita e Sousa, Helena M. Ramos (2011). Small Scale Hydropower: Generator Analysis and Optimization for Water Supply Systems , World Renewable Energy Congress – Sweden, 8–13 May, 2011, Linköping, Sweden http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110571386 (accessed 4/18/2014)