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Coordination of electric vehicle battery charging with photovoltaic generation


Tidey, H and Lyden, S, Coordination of electric vehicle battery charging with photovoltaic generation, Proceedings from the Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 19-22 November 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781538626481 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282453


Increased penetration of residential photovoltaic (PV) systems over the past decade has led to an abundance of power being exported back to the grid during times of high irradiance. Electric vehicle (EV) ownership has also increased recently, with predictions of further rises in the short to medium term resulting in increased network loading. Both EVs and PVs present significant environmental and economic advantages however they also pose challenges for network operators. This paper describes the development of a tool for coordinating PV generation and EV battery charging such that each technology is exploited, while negative impacts are mitigated. The results obtained from testing the developed strategy reveal that under Tasmanian summer conditions an EV battery could gain significant increased charge through only charging during periods of the day where PV generation was greater than local loading. Winter conditions are also tested with positive, although less significant results achieved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:electric vehicles, photovoltaic
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Solar-photovoltaic energy
UTAS Author:Tidey, H (Miss Heather Tidey)
UTAS Author:Lyden, S (Dr Sarah Lyden)
ID Code:123946
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-02-02
Last Modified:2018-07-31
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