Solar Energy Harvesting in Electro Mobility


GÖREN A.

ENERGY HARVESTING AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY: TECHNOLOGY, METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS, vol.37, pp.293-326, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-49875-1_11
  • Journal Name: ENERGY HARVESTING AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY: TECHNOLOGY, METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-326
  • Keywords: Solar car, Solar system modeling, Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (SAPV), Brushless Direct Current Motors (BLDCMs), Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM), BATTERIES, VEHICLES, SYSTEMS, MOTOR, MODEL
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Based on the experiences of five solar cars designed and manufactured in 11 years, participations in establishments of solar charging stations and local solar power plant projects, this chapter involves modeling energy harvesting and storing parts of solar cars, differences between maximum power point tracker topologies in implementations, the structures of brushless direct current motors (BLDCMs) and batteries as loads and the similarities of brushless direct current motors; briefly, solar energy harvesting for electro mobility. Light weight is one of the keys for efficiency in electro mobility. This enforces implementations of new technologies in manufacturing light weight electric vehicles. The end of the first section of this chapter is about using polymer composites in manufacturing process of solar cars. On the other hand, if energy harvesting should be separated from the vehicle, modular on or off-grid solar charging stations might be an efficient solution and an implementation of this type of energy harvesting is presented in the second section of this chapter. The last section in this chapter is about hybrid off-grid systems which also includes smart solutions. Implementations of this chapter are manufacturing process chassis and body of a solar car using polymer composites, a model of an off-grid PV charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) in a campus area, electrical units of a solar car for World Solar Challenge.