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

Other

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

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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.