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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 12, December 2016 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Study Of Solar Charging Facility For Electric Vehicles In Edinburgh

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Walid Nassar, Yasser Shaban



CO2 cut down, stainable technology, solar charging facility, solar photovoltaic system design.



The solar power system decreases carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions which are the lead cause of global warming. This paper presented a novel way to design a commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) farm to provide electricity for 10% of the Edinburgh domestic car fleet. The design is used for sizing of the solar system based on an excel spreadsheets. The results show that the proposed solar system reduces the CO2 emissions with around 95% less than the conventional energy system. Around 0.5TWh of electrical energy is required to meet Edinburgh domestic car fleet whenever converted to electrical vehicles. The PV solar panels at the investigated site has a capacity factor of around 12%. The dynamic tilt angle is estimated for the investigated site while the fixed tilt angle is determined to be 49°. Depending on dynamic solar panels leads to harvesting more solar energy than depending on fixed tilt angle, around 14% higher energy. The meter square of land in Edinburgh receive some 950KWh per year based on the dynamic tilt angle. Around 218,000 of solar panels are required to meet 10% of Edinburgh domestic car fleet.



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