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PV Energy Yield Measurements of Electric Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Charging Station
U. Muntwyler, D. Zurflüh, E. Schüpbach
PV Charging Station, PV in transport, EV charging, Reference Measurements
PV Applications and Integration
Subtopic: PV on/in Buildings, Infrastructure, Landscape, Water and Nature
Event: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6CV.2.2
1884 - 1886
ISBN: 3-936338-73-6
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20202020-6CV.2.2
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The current low PV price is a game changer. As opposed to the 1980s, electric vehicles today have the potential to act as important new electricity consumers. With the now very low prices for pho-tovoltaic (PV) installations and solar cells, new PV and EV combinations are emerging. The DC/AC production with PV and the AC/DC-charging of EV battery with solar carports can be viewed as an established technique and an amazing economic advantage. Yet, with the low price even for highly efficient solar cells (>20% efficiency), the EV surface itself today becomes an interesting infrastruc-ture for energy production with solar cells. The research activities of the Laboratory for Photovoltaic Systems (PV LAB) at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in Burgdorf-Switzerland presented here seeks to quantify both infrastructure approaches (electric vehicle charging station, solar cells on e-vehicle). The project is part of the IEA Technical Collaboration Program (TCP) “Photovoltaic Power Systems PVPS” Task 17 “PV and Transportation”.