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Potential Application of Solar Energy Systems for Electrified Urban Transportation Systems

Department of Electrical Engineering of Transport, Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
Energies 2018, 11(4), 954; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11040954
Received: 5 March 2018 / Revised: 9 April 2018 / Accepted: 14 April 2018 / Published: 17 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solar Energy Harvesting, Storage and Utilization)
The paper presents a novel approach toward the use of solar energy systems in public transportation. The concept of energy generation in PV systems for supplying a trolleybus transportation system is proposed for the city of Gdynia (Poland). The suggested way of energy production allows reducing the environmental harm impact of the municipal transportation system. Moreover, the proposed way of green energy use can be a more profitable alternative for selling transport items (trolleybuses) to the public energy grid. The presented analysis is based on the Monte Carlo Model method of stochastic simulation. It allows taking in consideration the random nature of the vehicle movement caused by road congestion and the uncertainty of the solar radiation. Several localisations of the PV system and the different structures of traction supply systems were analysed. The results of the analyses showed that despite of the uneven load in the traction power supply, it is possible to use 80% of the generated solar system energy. View Full-Text
Keywords: trolleybuses; electric buses; energy savings; PV system; smart grid trolleybuses; electric buses; energy savings; PV system; smart grid
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Bartłomiejczyk, M. Potential Application of Solar Energy Systems for Electrified Urban Transportation Systems. Energies 2018, 11, 954. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11040954

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Bartłomiejczyk, Mikołaj. 2018. "Potential Application of Solar Energy Systems for Electrified Urban Transportation Systems" Energies 11, no. 4: 954. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11040954

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