Design and simulation of solar grid-connected charger for electric vehicles
Tarabsheh, Anas Al
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Electric Vehicles (EV) are playing major role in decreasing carbon emissions. The major problem so far with the Electric Vehicles are overloading the Distribution Grids and availability of enough charging stations. The main objective of this research is to design and install a solar powered charging station for EVs in the UAE environment. This research aims to focus on the need for the shifting from the traditional gas and petrol vehicles to Electric vehicles in the UAE. Additionally, the project intends to ease the problem of the additional load that these EVs impose on the grid by powering the charging station from solar energy. This will help evolve the existing transport system of the UAE into a cleaner and greener system. The project is divided mainly into three important parts. First of all, the system components are designed to match with the ratings of available most common EVs. Then the system has been modelled in DIgSILENT Power factory for the simulation and validation of design. Finally, the results from calculations and simulations are described and compared.