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C. Schuss, T. Fabritius, B. Eichberger and T. Rahkonen, "Calculating the Output Power of Photovoltaic Cells on Top of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles," 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Auckland, New Zealand, 2019, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/I2MTC.2019.8826890

Calculating the output power of photovoltaic cells on top of electric and hybrid electric vehicles

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Author: Schuss, Christian1; Fabritius, Tapio2; Eichberger, Bernd3;
Organizations: 1Circuits and Systems (CAS) Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
2Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
3Institute of Electronic Sensor Systems, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202003249003
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-03-24
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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%.

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Series: IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
ISSN: 2642-2069
ISSN-L: 2642-2077 2642-2069
ISBN: 978-1-5386-3460-8
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-3461-5
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 8826890
DOI: 10.1109/I2MTC.2019.8826890
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1109/I2MTC.2019.8826890
Host publication: 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2019, 20-23 May 2019, Auckland, New Zealand
Conference: IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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Funding: We wish to thank Infotech Oulu for financially supporting this research. Prof. Tapio Fabritius was partially funded by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis (6G) project. We appreciate Harald Gall, Klaus Eberhart, Hannes Illko and Suzy McAnsh for their help and comments on this research work.
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