Energy Management Strategy for Micro-Grids with PV-Battery Systems and Electric Vehicles
AbstractThis paper analyzes the impact of photovoltaic (PV) systems on storage and electric vehicles in micro-grids. As these kinds of systems are becoming increasingly popular in the residential sector, the development of a new generation of equipment, such as more efficient batteries or solar panels, makes further study necessary. These systems are especially interesting in commercial or office buildings, since they have a more repetitive daily pattern of electricity consumption, which usually occurs within the maximum solar radiation hours. Based on this need, a novel control strategy aimed at efficiently managing this kind of micro-grid is proposed. The core of this strategy is a rule-based controller managing the power flows between the grid and the batteries of both the PV system and the electric vehicle. Through experimental data and simulations, this strategy was tested under different scenarios. The selected testbed consisted of the laboratory of a research center, which could be easily scalable to the entire building. Results showed the benefits of using an electric vehicle as an active agent in energy balance, leading to a reduction of the energetic costs of a micro-grid. View Full-Text
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Torres-Moreno, J.L.; Gimenez-Fernandez, A.; Perez-Garcia, M.; Rodriguez, F. Energy Management Strategy for Micro-Grids with PV-Battery Systems and Electric Vehicles. Energies 2018, 11, 522.
Torres-Moreno JL, Gimenez-Fernandez A, Perez-Garcia M, Rodriguez F. Energy Management Strategy for Micro-Grids with PV-Battery Systems and Electric Vehicles. Energies. 2018; 11(3):522.Chicago/Turabian Style
Torres-Moreno, Jose L.; Gimenez-Fernandez, Antonio; Perez-Garcia, Manuel; Rodriguez, Francisco. 2018. "Energy Management Strategy for Micro-Grids with PV-Battery Systems and Electric Vehicles." Energies 11, no. 3: 522.
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