EV Charging

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EV Charging Use Case Example

Problem

The demand for EV charging infrastructure is growing
rapidly. With this, electricity consumption costs and
transformer overloading have become big concerns to
infrastructure owners.

Benefits

  • Peak Shaving for grid connected chargers
  • Significant bill savings with renewable generation
  • Reduced interconnection bottlenecks
  • Turn key solution with minimum consultations

Solution

TROES’ solution is to integrate an EV charging station that combines solar PV system and a battery energy storage system (BESS) to reduce the demand stress on grid and make bill savings by reducing grid usage during peak periods.

The charging station has Level 3 EV chargers that can charge EVs in a short period of time due to high charging power. The power demand of a Level 3 charger is normally higher than 30 kW and in cases above 100 kW as well. So, usage of Level 3 charger during peak hours has significant impact on electricity bills. The integrated solar PV and BESS provides a smart charging solution without overloading the existing system and eliminated the inconvenience of charging EVs during peak hours.

Suppose the system costs US$120,000. With 8 hours of daylight, the charging fee at $0.33/min ($0.4/kWh) and the cost from grid is $0.1/kWh, the annual revenue will be $43,000. In just 3 shorts years, the system has been paid for.

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