Design and Simulation of a Solar Parking System to meet all Energy needs of 10 Electric Cars

Iqbal, Tariq and Husnain, Ali (2021) Design and Simulation of a Solar Parking System to meet all Energy needs of 10 Electric Cars. In: 30th IEEE NECEC Conference, November 18, 2021, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Electric vehicles are a growing segment of the green transport industry and are helping reduce the carbon footprint of the global transport sector. However, EV adoption is slow due to the lack of charging infrastructure throughout the Newfoundland. We propose the design and control of a solar PV parking system that also serves as a charging station for 10 electric vehicles. The main source of power for our system would be solar PV and a battery bank for the storage of excess energy to be used during off-daylight hours. The sizing, design, and feasibility analysis of the system were performed in HOMER Pro. After that, the major components of the system were modeled in Simulink including PV, Battery, inverter, Load, and Controller. The solar charge controller utilized in our design used a DC-DC buck-boost converter running on the Perturbation and Observation (P&O) Algorithm. The system design details and simulation results are included in the paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Item ID: 15135
Keywords: solar parking, renewable energy, EV charging station, battery storage, control
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 18 November 2021
Date Type: Completion
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