Design and Simulation a Solar Golf Cart for use in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Abhinav and Kumar, Sahil and Bangar, Sahibjeet Singh and Iqbal, Tariq (2023) Design and Simulation a Solar Golf Cart for use in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In: The 32nd Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, November 14, 2023, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. (Submitted)

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This paper introduces a solar-powered two-seater golf cart designed for St. John's, Newfoundland. We model it using HOMER PRO and MATLAB/Simulink, considering the PV generation, BLDC motor operation, battery dynamics, MPPT, and speed control. The economic analysis assesses component cost-effectiveness. Power surge protection and control design are also discussed. Additionally, the study extends practically to the Bally Haly Country Club's 18-hole golf course, featuring a Morphorn BLDC motor (1800W), Sharp 250W solar panel, and Discover 24V 110Ah battery system with 1 panel and 3 batteries, demonstrating the system design and simulation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Item ID: 16228
Keywords: Electric vehicle design, dynamic modelling, solar EV, solar automobile, Safety Analysis and MPPT
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 14 November 2023
Date Type: Completion

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