Solar energy exploitation enhancing driving autonomy of electric vehicles

A. G. Sarigiannidis, Panagiotis Kakosimos, A. G. Kladas

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Abstract

A complete system is proposed in this paper in order to efficiently control a PV system incorporated into an electric vehicle's roof. Employed Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm is based on the well-known Perturb & Observe (P&O) technique properly modified so as to achieve fast transient response ensuring stability. Solar irradiance variations are the most significant challenge concerning such applications thus controller speed constitutes a beneficial factor. Used converter topology is a Flyback converter adjusting different voltage levels between battery and PV output voltage. Simulation results have been validated by experiments carried out on a solar system mounted on a battery-electric vehicle's roof.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2014 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 Nov 20145 Nov 2014

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Other9th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2014
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period2/11/145/11/14

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Electric vehicles
Roofs
Solar energy
Solar system
Electric potential
Transient analysis
Topology
Controllers
Experiments
Battery electric vehicles

Keywords

  • Electric vehicle
  • Flyback converter
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking
  • Photovoltaic arrays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sarigiannidis, A. G., Kakosimos, P., & Kladas, A. G. (2014). Solar energy exploitation enhancing driving autonomy of electric vehicles. Paper presented at 9th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2014, Athens, Greece.

Solar energy exploitation enhancing driving autonomy of electric vehicles. / Sarigiannidis, A. G.; Kakosimos, Panagiotis; Kladas, A. G.

2014. Paper presented at 9th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2014, Athens, Greece.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Sarigiannidis, AG, Kakosimos, P & Kladas, AG 2014, 'Solar energy exploitation enhancing driving autonomy of electric vehicles' Paper presented at 9th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2014, Athens, Greece, 2/11/14 - 5/11/14, .
Sarigiannidis AG, Kakosimos P, Kladas AG. Solar energy exploitation enhancing driving autonomy of electric vehicles. 2014. Paper presented at 9th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2014, Athens, Greece.
Sarigiannidis, A. G. ; Kakosimos, Panagiotis ; Kladas, A. G. / Solar energy exploitation enhancing driving autonomy of electric vehicles. Paper presented at 9th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2014, Athens, Greece.
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