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Remote area wind diesel and solar powered pumping systems

Elliott, G. (1988) Remote area wind diesel and solar powered pumping systems. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Science and Technology for Remote Communities, 18 - 19 July, Murdoch University, Murdoch, W.A Paper 2.1.

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This paper describes wind, diesel and solar powered pumping systems as used in remote areas to provide water for both human and animal consumption. A method of economic analysis is outlined.

The scope of this paper is restricted to small scale installations in Australia where mains electric power is not available. If mains power is available, especially if it is subsidised (as it is in rural Western Australia) it is the logical choice of power supply. It is common practice to change diesel pumping systems to mains power when this becomes available, using the diesel as back up only.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Institute for Environmental Science and Technology Policy, Murdoch University
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