Remote Solar, Wind, and Hybrid Solar/Wind Energy Systems for Purifying Water

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Brian D. Vick, R. Nolan Clark

USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, P.O. Drawer 10, Bushland, TX 79012

Junyi Ling, Shitao Ling

West Texas A&M University, Alternative Energy Institute, Canyon, TX 79016

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(1), 107-111 (Jan 27, 2003) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1531148 History: Received November 01, 2000; Revised August 01, 2002; Online January 27, 2003
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Predicted daily water volume and run time of wind energy systems
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Predicted daily water volume and run-time of hybrid wind/solar systems tested
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Predicted daily water volume and run time of 100-Watt PV system with fixed and tracking panels
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Example of data collected on UV water purification system
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Linear approximation of measured charging current for all renewable energy systems tested
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Measured charging current of 300-Watt wind turbine
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Measured charging current of 100-Watt solar PV system
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Measured average solar and wind energy at Bushland, Texas
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Conversion of wind speed to daily wind energy
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UV light intensity and flow rate remain constant despite changing battery voltage
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Schematic of UV water purification system




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