Special Issue "Photovoltaic (PV) Sources in Transportation: PV-Powered Vehicles and PV-Powered Charging Stations"
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Interests: energy management; microgrid; smart grid; photovoltaic
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Intelligent Energy Management of Electrical Power Systems
Special Issue in Energies: Charging/Discharging Electric Vehicles via Microgrids including Vehicle-to-Grid Technology
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Photovoltaic Power System: Modeling and Performance Analysis
Today, photovoltaic (PV) energy is widespread, helping to significantly reduce greenhouse emissions while electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more viable as a transportation alternative to conventional fossil fuel vehicles and, therefore, diminishing the direct carbon pollution. Thus, a mutual exploitation of PV sources and EVs provides sustainable solutions towards ecological and energy-efficient systems. The acceleration of integrating PV into transport will contribute to improving energy and environmental issues in the transport sector. EVs driving range may increase through on-board PV generator implementation. Furthermore, intelligent power and energy control techniques combined with communication interfaces enables the best prices for EVs charging, taking into account PV generation. In addition, new services, such as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home/building (V2H/V2B), may easily imply PV generation to support the grid via ancillary services and peak shaving. In light of these growing trends, this Special Issue focuses on the possible contributions of PV technologies, as well as the deployment of PV sources, in the transport sector (on-board and stationary PV generators). The goal is to address current state-of-the-art technology and to bring recent ideas, advances, and insights in PV-powered vehicles, as well as PV-powered charging stations. Authors are invited to submit original contributions for review and possible publication. This Special Issue includes, but is not limited, the following topics:
- PV technologies for EVs (car, buses, trucks, etc.);
- EVs powered by on-board PV generators (car, buses, trucks, etc.);
- PV-powered infrastructure charging stations (multi-source systems, microgrids, etc.);
- New services associated with the PV-powered charging stations: V2G, V2H/V2B;
- Power electronic converter requirements and barriers for V2G, V2H/V2B;
- Power management and control techniques;
- Intelligent systems for energy management for PV-powered vehicles;
- Intelligent systems for energy management for PV-powered charging stations;
- Optimal sizing, location and control of PV energy for on-board and stationary applications;
- State-of-the-art reviews on PV technologies for EVs, PV-powered vehicles and PV-powered charging stations;
- Study cases.
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- Photovoltaic sources
- Electric vehicle
- Charging station
- Energy management
- Power electronics
- Communication interface
- V2G, V2H, V2B