Solar Power Plants and Their Application

Applied Solar Energy

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 11-13

First online:

Feasibility study of a solar water pumping system

  • A. RaturiAffiliated withUniversity of the South Pacific

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Solar photovoltaic (SPV) water pumping systems have the potential to provide clean drinking water to millions of unserved people around the world. The abundant solar energy resource and groundwater availability in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) can be combined to make much needed potable water available to remote island communities in these countries. This paper looks at the feasibility of using a SPV pumping system in one of the villages in the Fiji Islands.