ENOLAR has introduced new solar VFD-based solutions for pump and motor loads. All industries today face the issue of surge loads due to pumps and motors. Enolar VFD solutions eliminate surge loads and provide clean energy from the sun to power the pumps and motors. An array of solar panels connected in series and parallel configuration generate the power and voltage required for the VFD (variable frequency drive) controller to drive the motor. The DC to AC frequency converter in the solar drive converts the DC voltage input to the drive to variable 3-phase AC voltage and frequency.
The MPPT algorithm extracts maximum power available from the solar panels during the day and operates the motor at variable speed based on the power input to the drive. As the sunshine varies during the day, power input to the drive varies and the VFD drive generates variable V/F ratio thus controlling the speed of the motor, which in turn regulates the pump impeller speed. For pumps and motor applications that require constant speed, the solar controller has been designed to accept both the solar DC input and also the AC input from the grid. In a situation where in the power from the solar array is not completely sufficient to provide a stable power output to the motor, the controller monitors the same and the preferential logic built in the controller allows the solar energy on priority and the allows the balance power to be supplied by the grid or DG. This hybrid system helps in reducing the power consumption from the grid during the day. A minimum of 70% grid energy can be saved during the day.
During power cut, proportional power delivered from the solar PV array allows the system to run at variable speed. Variable speed operation means there is no in-rush or surge of energy during the pump motor start-up, helping to eliminate wear on the motor and pumping system. One of the main causes of pump motor failure is the stress applied to motors during a full voltage start-up.
Appliances that can be powered on solar VFD technology
(For further information including the price and economics chart of a typical system, contact: G Srikanthan, Enolar Systems Marketing Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. Tel: 080-22745033. Mobile: 099627-88936, 099025-31012, 098456-52204. Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)