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Demonstration Test of Automotive Photovoltaic System for an Electric Vehicle 2023-32-0137

A high-power photovoltaic (PV) system for an electric vehicle was fabricated. The total rated power of the PV panels was 1150 W. A demonstration test was conducted for a year. The test data showed that the prototype PV system was able to generate energy equivalent to approximately 7,100 km/year in driving distance. It was also found that if the vehicle is used for commuting about 10 km one way, it is mostly not necessary to recharge the vehicle from the grid throughout the year. In addition, the system was able to maintain maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control during driving even when the solar radiation changed frequently.


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