Enhancement of Charging System for Electrical Vehicle Using PV Panels

Mensour S. Almadhhachi*, Maytham H. Machi, & Mohammed F. Jaber

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Najaf, Iraq

*Corresponding Author Email: [email protected]

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This research article investigates the advantages of using solar power as a source of energy for potential automobiles. Solar energy is considered in this work for the seek of reducing greenhouse emissions. The study is carried on an electrical vehicle (EV) with a 6.1m2 solar module. This solar module gives an average power output of 4.8 kW h / day over 90 days under real-world conditions. Innovative statics have been studied to help reduce the solar module installation area on the vehicles, which is essential for passenger vehicles in practice. A 15% increase in the vehicle’s operating default time was obtained in addition to the other features of this vehicle. Both External appearance and efficiency for the modified vehicle are discussed in this paper.