Analysis on the Integration of Electric Vehicles in the Electricity Grid with Photovoltaics Deployment in Sweden
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Increasing environmental pressure makes it significantly important to improve the share of renewable energy source in terms of sustainable development. Photovoltaic (PV) cells are one of the most promising technologies at present for utilizing solar radiation. However, the large scale of PV penetration with its character of intermittency may cause problems for the power system and requires a more complex power system control. Self-consumption is a feasible solution to reduce the negative impact of PV on the power system. On the other hand, Plugged-in electric vehicle which could get charged by the electricity from the grid is a potential load for the general household in the future since the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) is critical for building a fossil-fuel independent transportation. The aim of the project is to investigate the effect on the power consumption profile when adding PV generation and electric vehicle load, as well as whether the introduction of electric vehicle will help improve the matching between electricity consumption and PV generation. This study is done on both an individual household scale and a national scale. Conclusion from the simulation is that home-charged EV accounts for a great deal of energy consumption for a single household and it could improve the national energy consumption to some extent if largely introduced into the power system. In addition, Home-charged EV without strategic control does not improve self-consumption of PV either for a single household or on a national scale.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 22 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 155
Sustainable Development, Electric Vehicle, Photovoltaics, Self-consumption
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206604OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-206604DiVA: diva2:644729
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2013-05-23, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 09:00 (English)
Munkhammar, JoakimWidén, Joakim