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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 12/19/2014)