Calculating the Output Power of Photovoltaic Cells on Top of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Christian Schuss, Tapio Fabritius, Bernd Eichberger, Timo Rahkonen

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Abstract

This paper investigates the potential output power of a photovoltaic (PV) installation on top of battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Firstly, we discuss the available area on the roof of BEVs and HEVs for deploying PV cells. Secondly, we verify the impact of the curved surface on the available output power of photovoltaics. Furthermore, we discuss the impact of the curved surface and the ambient conditions on the possible alignment of PV cells. Here, we present a method of calculating the effective area of PV cells, useful for PV simulation models and calculating the available output power of PV cells with different longitudinal angles. Finally, we verify our method within experiments and present the results of them, showing that the model predicts the output power of PV cells with an accuracy better than 2.5%
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
PublisherIEEE Xplore
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3460-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-3461-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 20 May 201923 May 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology
Abbreviated titleI2MTC
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period20/05/1923/05/19

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Photovoltaic cells
Hybrid vehicles
Electric vehicles
Roofs
Experiments

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

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Schuss, C., Fabritius, T., Eichberger, B., & Rahkonen, T. (2019). Calculating the Output Power of Photovoltaic Cells on Top of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. In 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) IEEE Xplore. https://doi.org/10.1109/I2MTC.2019.8826890

Calculating the Output Power of Photovoltaic Cells on Top of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. / Schuss, Christian; Fabritius, Tapio; Eichberger, Bernd; Rahkonen, Timo.

2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). IEEE Xplore, 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Schuss, C, Fabritius, T, Eichberger, B & Rahkonen, T 2019, Calculating the Output Power of Photovoltaic Cells on Top of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. in 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). IEEE Xplore, 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 20/05/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/I2MTC.2019.8826890
Schuss C, Fabritius T, Eichberger B, Rahkonen T. Calculating the Output Power of Photovoltaic Cells on Top of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. In 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). IEEE Xplore. 2019 https://doi.org/10.1109/I2MTC.2019.8826890
Schuss, Christian ; Fabritius, Tapio ; Eichberger, Bernd ; Rahkonen, Timo. / Calculating the Output Power of Photovoltaic Cells on Top of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). IEEE Xplore, 2019.
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