Optimal Electric Vehicle Charging for Solar-Wind Powered Car Park

Yuhao Ma, Xuewu Dai*, Jing Jiang, Richard Kotter, Nauman Aslam

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The rapid growth of electric vehicles (EVs) has presented unique challenges and opportunities in the field of sustainable transportation by integrating renewable energy sources (RES), such as on-site solar and wind power, with EV charging infrastructure. This paper proposes a novel concept of a solar-wind-powered EV car park equipped with smart charging technology, aimed at maximizing the utilization of solar and wind energy for charging EVs. The proposed solarwind-powered EV car park combines on-site local photovoltaic (PV) panels, wind turbines, battery energy storage system (BESS), with EV charging stations to create a self-sustaining ecosystem. The proposed optimization strategy and smart charging system is to optimizes the allocation of solar power based on demand, vehicle charging requirements, and available solar and wind energy. Simulation results show that the optimized power allocation may reach 100% utilization rate of renewable on-site solar and wind energies, with significant improvement compared with the conventional non-optimized charging strategy. The efficient use of local renewable nergy resources while minimizing the size of the BESS contribute to the investment and operation cost saving on BESS and ower grid.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE Smart World Congress
Place of PublicationPiscataway, US
Number of pages6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 15 May 2023
EventIEEE Smart World Congress 2023 - University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Aug 202331 Aug 2023


ConferenceIEEE Smart World Congress 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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