WSEAS Transactions on Power Systems
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a self-sustained charging system that does not cost you any money on your electric bill? Electric car owners know that even though their cars do not require gasoline to run, they will require electricity and like everyone else that is tied to the grid will have to pay a price per kilowatt hour that is determined by their utility company. With gasoline prices falling somewhat in the past year the hype of electric vehicles has been somewhat less but who knows what the oil market is going to be like in the future, so why not be prepared. Our paper involves implementing an electric vehicle charging station that uses harvested energy from the sun.
Johnston, Adam, Mason Johnson, John Sweat, Adel El-Shahat.
"Small-Scale Electric Vehicle DC-DC Converter for Nano-Grids Applications."
WSEAS Transactions on Power Systems, 12: 134-150.