Optimal System Design for a Solar Powered EV Charging Station

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Abstract

Charging electric vehicles (EV) from photovoltaic (PV) panels provides a sustainable mode of transportation. In order to reduce the net costs of charging EV from PV and the grid, the PV generation and/or the EV charging can be controlled based on the energy prices in the grid. The traditional approach to designing the solar system for EV charging is to maximize the energy yield. In this paper, an alternate approach to PV system design is proposed by which the PV panels are orientated so as to maximize the PV revenue. This technique is compared with that of reducing the net costs by smart charging of the EV based on energy prices. Two case studies for Netherlands and Texas are done to compare the PV energy generated and the net cost of EV charging from PV based on the two techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2018
Place of PublicationDanvers
PublisherIEEE
Pages1094-1099
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3048-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-3049-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2018 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: 13 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period13/06/1815/06/18

Keywords

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Azimuth
  • Sun
  • Employment
  • Photovoltaic systems

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