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West Village Solar PV Powered Battery Buffered Electric Vehicle Charging Station

UCD-ITS-RR-14-40

Research Report

Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS), Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center

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Suggested Citation:
Zhao, Hengbing and Andrew Burke (2014) West Village Solar PV Powered Battery Buffered Electric Vehicle Charging Station. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-14-40

A solar PV powered battery buffered electric vehicle charging station was designed, installed and in UC Davis West Village, the largest planed zero net energy community in the United States. The solar powered, battery buffered EV charging station system consists of a 5 kW solar PV panel, a 35 kWh Lithium-ion battery, a 10 kW demand response bi-directional inverter, and a level 2 electric vehicle charger. The battery buffered charging station permits the maximum use of solar energy for charging electric vehicles and minimizes the impact of the charging on the electric utility grid.