Term of Award

Spring 2019

Degree Name

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Committee Chair

Rami J. Haddad

Committee Member 1

Adel El Shahat

Committee Member 2

Mohammad Ahad

Abstract

To address the growing problems around the world in climate change and global warming, our dependence on non-renewable and energy sources such as gas, oil, and coal must stop. Our reliance on a non-renewable power grid for electricity at home and work must also be curtailed. Solutions have been proposed, one of which is the utilization of solar systems. However, the solar suffers a few drawbacks from intermittent availability and lack of dispatchability. In this work, we developed a novel rapid dispatchable energy storage system model using autonomous electric vehicles to power residential homes connected to PV Systems. To achieve this, we obtained a real-time hourly irradiance, temperature, and load data for a period of one year. After that, 60 autonomous electric vehicles were scheduled and dispatched daily as an energy storage system to integrate with the PV installed at home. As a result of using this model, the major findings indicate that the level of dependency on the electricity from the grid was significantly reduced using only autonomous electric vehicles as the main energy storage system.

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