Design and Feasibility Analysis of a Solar PV and Biomass-based Electric Vehicle Charging Station for Metropolitan Cities (India)

  • Venkatesh Boddapati B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
  • A. Rakesh Kumar National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India
  • D. B. Prakash B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
  • S. Arul Daniel National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India
Keywords: Electric vehicle charging station, solar PV, biomass, energy economy, LCOE, NPC

Abstract

This paper presents the Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) design and feasibility analysis using hybrid energy sources such as Solar PV, Biomass, and Diesel generators for India’s metropolitan cities. The planned EVCS is precisely modelled and simulated by using HOMER software. The performance of the EVCS is analysed by adopting different configurations, and the techno-economic performance of the proposed system is presented in detail. The system’s optimum configuration is analysed by considering the different case studies, and the results are compared. Further, the design and performance of the EVCS are performed for four metropolitan cities in India, such as Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore and Chennai, and the performance parameters are compared.

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Author Biographies

Venkatesh Boddapati, B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

Venkatesh Boddapati received his B.Tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, and M.Tech (Power Electronics) from B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore, and Karnataka, India in the year 2009 and 2011, respectively. He received Ph.D. from department of EEE, NIT, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India under AICTE-QIP scheme, sponsored by Govt. Of India and B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore. Currently he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore. His areas of interest include Renewable Energy, Micro-grids, Electric vehicles and designing of hybrid energy based Electric vehicle charging stations. He has published and presented more than 20 research papers, and authored one book and two book chapters. He is also a consultant for power quality improvement projects, large scale solar PV power plants design project, Microgrids design projects and Electric vehicles design projects. He is also a recognised reviewer, guest editor and conference chair for several reputed journals and conferences.

A. Rakesh Kumar, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India

A. Rakesh Kumar completed his Bachelors in Engineering with a honors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India in 2011 and Masters in Engineering in Power Electronics and Drives from Anna University, Chennai, India in 2013. He worked as Assistant Professor with the Department of EEE, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, India from 2013 to 2015. He then went on to join for a full time PhD with the School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT), Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) from 2015 to 2019. He was also serving as Teaching cum Research Assistant from 2015 to 2019 with the same. Currently, he is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Nano and Micro grid lab, Department of EEE, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India.

D. B. Prakash, B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

D. B. Prakash received M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Power and Energy Systems) from UVCE and B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Presently he is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru. He has more than 8 years of experience in teaching. His research interests include AI techniques to Power System, Power System Operation and Control, Renewable Energy and DG placement. He has contributed significantly through several articles in renowned journals and conferences in the area of power systems, which have been cited widely. He is also an active reviewer for several reputed journals and conferences.

S. Arul Daniel, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India

S. Arul Daniel completed his B.E. degree programme from the Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, in 1988 and M.E. degree in Power Systems from the Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli in 1991. He pursued his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at the Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli between 1999 and 2003 & obtained the degree in 2003 from the Bharathidasan University. He is currently a Professor (Higher Administrative Grade) in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at NIT Tiruchirappalli. He has also served as the Head of the Department and Dean (Academic). His research interests include distributed generators, microgrids, and power electronic interfaces for renewable energy systems.

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Published
2022-02-22
Section
SPECIAL ISSUE: Energy Access & Off-Grid Systems for Residential Microgrids/Nanog